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Amy Friedrich-Karnik

Amy Friedrich-Karnik, Senior Federal Policy Adviser

Amy joined the Center in 2013 and is responsible for advancing the Center’s federal policy objectives in Washington, DC, through policy analysis, collaboration with coalition partners, and working with members of Congress and the White House administration.

Before coming to the organization, she managed her own consulting service, providing guidance to non-profit clients on federal and state policy and advocacy, communication and development strategies, and project management. Issue areas she worked on included reproductive health, work-life balance, aging and caregiving, and philanthropy.  Her clients included the National Alliance for Caregiving, the Women’s Funding Network, ELCA World Hunger, and Women’s World Banking. Before going out on her own, Amy was the Senior Policy Specialist at the National Center on Caregiving, a legislative assistant for Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and a policy associate at the National Council of La Raza.

She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received a master’s of public policy degree from UCLA.