Amy Chamberlain brings more than 10 years of experience with complex policy issues at the state and local levels. Her research, reports and memoranda have been used by policymakers at the local level and in all three branches of state government to inform policy recommendations and to plan for how public funds should be allocated. In addition to her work to turn policy ideas into legislation, Ms. Chamberlain is experienced in writing news releases, newsletters, brochures, opinion editorials, talking points and speeches, legislative committee reports, policy position papers, online blogs and other social media content.
Her positions in Texas government include Legislative Aide to Senator Rodney Ellis, Senior Researcher for the Texas Judicial Council, Chief of Staff to Representative Jim Pitts, Deputy Assistant to the House Parliamentarian, and most recently, Interim Executive Assistant to Speaker Joe R. Straus.
Ms. Chamberlain also spent several years as a Research Analyst with an Austin-based consulting firm, where she performed government-funded policy research and evaluations relating to public health and transportation.
Prior to moving back to her home state of Texas in 1995, Ms. Chamberlain spent two years at a Washington, D.C. think tank developing research and policy recommendations for state elected leaders on the issues of affordable housing, small business, and health care.
Ms. Chamberlain received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Master of Arts in Public Policy from George Washington University.