Amanda Ozaki-Laughon is an Intern at Constant Associates. Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Thought at Concordia University Irvine, where she earned two national championships in competitive debate. Her policy research sparked an interest in anti-human trafficking, and she spent her post-graduate years working for an anti-human trafficking nonprofit organization while directing the forensics program at her alma mater. She has a cumulative 11 years of professional experience in public speaking and forensics.
Amanda is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) at the University of California, Irvine where she serves as the President of the Public Policy Student Association and as a liaison for the Master’s of Public Policy Alumni Association. Most recently, she completed a research project exploring the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and its impact on news media portrayals of human trafficking in the United States.
Favorite Disaster Movie: Twister
Favorite Acronym: MAD (Mutually-Assured Destruction)
Strangest/Favorite Personal Emergency Kit Item: Minnie Mouse print dust masks
First EM Response/Experience: Coordinating with family living in Ventura during the Thomas Fire.
Hobbies: Going to Disneyland, acting as a step-in wedding planner, and trying new sushi restaurants with my husband.