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Amanda Briggs
Senior Research Associate
Income and Benefits Policy Center

Amanda Briggs is a senior research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on postsecondary learning, workforce development policy analysis and program evaluation, and employer involvement in education and training.

Briggs is deputy director for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) CoLab Coalition and College Community of Practice (CCP) program, led by Urban. The program involves collaborating with five national partner organizations to convene and support a CCP of community and technical colleges and develop a toolbox of evidence-informed resources to reduce equity gaps in credit-bearing online postsecondary CTE.

Before joining Urban, Briggs was a graduate research assistant at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, where her research focused on education and training programs that serve economically disadvantaged populations.

Briggs received her bachelor's degree in political communication from Louisiana State University, as a graduate of the Honors College. She earned a master’s in public affairs with a concentration in social and economic policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Areas
Social safety net
Beyond high school: education and training
Community and economic development
Job markets and labor force
Technology and future of learning and training