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About Amanda Leonard, M.A.

Amanda Leonard received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in Anthropology and East Asian Studies in 2007 before moving to Washington, DC to spend a year working at the Washington Humane Society as a Canine Temperament Evaluator and Enrichment Coordinator. Amanda left the Humane Society to attend graduate school at the George Washington University (GW) where she received her Master's degree in Anthropology. While earning her Master’s degree, Amanda worked full-time at GW’s main academic library as an Executive Associate and Event Planner for Development. Amanda’s time at the Humane Society was the inspiration for her Master’s research on Black Dog Syndrome as well as on the topic of how human concepts of gender impact spay/neuter rates in companion animals. Amanda currently works for GW’s Office of Alumni Relations.


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