Amanda Berry (she/her/hers) has a passion for policy that improves social determinants of health and health access. She is a policy advisor for Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer representing District 3 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Amanda advises on Health and Human Services, Boards and Commissions, and Public Safety as it relates to alternatives to incarceration. Amanda has interned with various health providers in San Diego including San Ysidro Health and Sharp Healthcare. Before moving to San Diego, Amanda worked for UC Davis to bridge research and policy for mental health in California continues to consult for research communications and project management. Amanda’s interest in the intersection of health and housing began while she worked as a realtor in Sacramento and continued in her academic research on the association between counseling and retention in a medication-assisted treatment program for people experiencing homelessness. A strong advocate for underserved populations and implementation of best practices, Amanda combines analytical thought and compassionate leadership to drive change in her community. Originally from the bay area, Amanda holds a BS in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara, and masters degrees in public health and social work from San Diego State University. When not working, Amanda can be found on a hiking trail, in the ocean, or at a local event with friends.