Amanda Szekely is a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist at ZERO TO THREE, where her work is focused on advancing state policies that support the wellbeing of infant and toddlers, including: early care and education, health and mental health, and family support services.
Through a range of ZERO TO THREE initiatives, Ms. Szekely provides technical assistance to state decision-makers and advocacy organizations on their infant-toddler policy priorities, facilitates the work of state-level planning groups, and develops research-based state policy resources. Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Ms. Szekely worked at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, where she designed and carried out policy consultation projects to inform governors’ early childhood policy agendas. Ms. Szekely was also a Senior Program Associate at The Finance Project, where she consulted with states, communities, and nonprofits on strategies to finance and sustain services for children and families. Ms. Szekely has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.