Ph.D. International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, 2018
M.A. Anthropology, Georgia State University, 2009
Dr. Amanda Woomer is an Intermediate Consultant for Universalia’s Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation Practice where she has contributed to mandates for the Global Center on Adaptation and the Green Climate Fund. Her areas of focus include natural resource management, environmental conservation, and fragile, conflict and violence-affected (FCV) contexts. Dr. Woomer is now active in expanding Universalia’s environmental peacebuilding portfolio.
Prior to joining Universalia, Dr. Woomer has worked with numerous organizations to conduct evaluations, undertake research, and develop monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems, processes, and capacities. These organizations include Conservation International, the World Bank, the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding, the Environmental Law Institute, Habitat for Humanity, the Partnership for Southern Equity, the Carter Center, and Columbia’s Earth Institute. Dr. Woomer is also a Visiting Professor at Emory University. She specializes in utilization-focused evaluation, right-sizing MEL systems, conflict sensitivity and MEL capacity building, and strategy and Theory of Change development. Her work spans multiple geographies, including South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.