Amanda Ingrid Meyers is the Director of Research and Analysis for Government Relations, where she helps to develop and support MOAA’s advocacy efforts through research. Her work includes conducting original research and leveraging good quality external research to support MOAA’s positions and strategic goals. Meyers also provides expertise in identifying, developing, and actualizing appropriate research methodologies across a spectrum of applications, including conducting social and policy research, and evaluating organizational and programmatic efforts and outcomes.
Prior to joining MOAA, Meyers was a Research Assistant for the Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, where she worked on a comprehensive study of U.S. civil-military cooperation on international development and security operations. She went on to work on an ethnographic study of resilience on behalf of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Training and Education Command. Following her time with the Marine Corps, Meyers went on to spend five years building a new research program at the American Political Science Association.
Meyers holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University, where she studied combatant reintegration program efforts as part of conflict resolution processes, and she graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida with a bachelor of science in political science in 2008.
Meyers lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband and their son.