Senior Fellow, National Skills Coalition
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is a Senior Fellow at National Skills Coalition, where she leads the organization’s work on adult education and workforce policies to expand opportunities for US-born and immigrant adults. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked with state and federal policymakers and skills advocates to develop policy solutions that address the challenges facing adult learners and jobseekers, including immigrant workers. As a workforce development expert for more than a decade, Amanda has authored numerous publications and policy recommendations on immigrant integration, workforce development, and adult education which have helped educate policymakers, journalists, and the public and inform public policy at the state and federal levels. Her policy expertise, insights and commentary have been cited and published in local and national media outlets, including TIME, Fortune, and BBC News. Prior to joining National Skills Coalition, Amanda was Vice President of Policy and Evaluation at the nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia and led the Welcoming Center’s policy and communications work on adult education, workforce and economic development issues. She also served as Policy and Communications Director for IMPRINT, a national coalition of nonprofit organizations focusing on the integration of immigrant professionals. Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied American Civilization with an emphasis on minority populations. She is based in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.