Amanda Hukanović is a Bosnian-American professional currently based in Boston. She was born in Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina and arrived to the United States as a refugee in the early stages of her life.
She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and International Law at The American University of Paris, where she focused on post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans and the economy of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. During her studies, Amanda completed a court analysis and observation of the Mladić trial, as well as the Oxford International Human Rights Law Programme. As an activist, she hopes to advance policy that promotes gender equality in a multiethnic Bosnia.
Amanda graduated from Simmons College in 2013 with her B.A. in International Relations and minors in Political Science and Economics. At Simmons, she was the Director of America Reads, a group that tutors and mentors youth at the Ellis Mendell Elementary School. She was also a member of the Simmons College Honors Program and a Senior Leader in the U.S. State Department Program, Women Changing the Face of Leadership.