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Amanda Hodge

Graduate Student    

M.S.W, Loyola University Chicago
M.J., Child Law & Policy, Loyola University Chicago
B.S., Nutrition & Food Science, Middle Tennessee State University


Race & Gender


Amanda Medlin Hodge earned a Master of Social Work and a Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law & Policy from Loyola University Chicago. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Georgia State University. In addition to working as a school counselor in Chicago, Amanda’s experience includes working in the Policy & Leadership department at Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL where she was part of a now flourishing start-up that offered programs to educate elected officials, judges, heads of state agencies, and other community leaders on the importance of a child’s early years with the goal of equipping these leaders to influence policy that would lead to positive outcomes for all children.

Her teaching experience includes teaching Social Welfare Policy at Aurora University in Illinois, where she is currently an adjunct faculty member. She also works as a writing consultant for students in the WomenLead program at Georgia State. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, having earnest conversations, and being in nature.

Her research interests include human rights, educational policy, international children’s rights, and macro social work.