M.Sc. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2015
M.A. in International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies, 2010
B.A. in International Studies, Middlebury College, 2008
abeck07@uw.edu

Amy is a Ph.D. candidate at the Evans School. She began her Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Management at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2013. Her research focuses on policy implementation, foreign aid, and international development. She applies a mixed methods research lens to her work. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Amy worked in foreign aid implementation, including project management and proposal development, for Chemonics International. She was part of the Latin America and Caribbean department, and spent approximately a quarter of her time working abroad.

As the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2016-2017 academic year - selected as the TA recipient by Evans MPA students, Amy is dedicated to teaching and furthering students' academic growth, and plans to pursue a career in academia, to further engage in research and teaching. Amy is also an Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University, teaching Policy Analysis to MPA students.

Amy has a B.A. from Middlebury College in International Studies, focusing on Latin America. She also has an M.A. in International Policy Studies, with a focus on International Development, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey), and an M.Sc. in Public Policy from the Evans School, University of Washington. 

She is from Seattle, Washington, and speaks English and Spanish.

Research Website: https://sites.google.com/view/amy-beck-harris/home 

Specializations: 
Foreign Aid
International Development
Policy Implementation
Mixed Methods
Dissertation Committee Members: 
Mary Kay Gugerty (chair)
Stephen Kosack
Victor A. Menaldo (Political Science)
Craig W. Thomas
Major Area Paper (MAP) Title: 
Re-conceptualizing Beneficiary Participation in Bilateral Foreign Aid