Amber Cassady

Amber is a passionate advocate for research and higher education.  She advises Lewis-Burke clients on a range of research areas, including the Department of Defense, defense health, biomedical research, global health, and international affairs.  Amber analyzes legislation and policy trends to keep clients on the forefront of opportunities in these issue areas.  Amber also specializes in faculty engagement and planning strategic outreach events in DC.  

Issue Areas: Defense, national security, defense health, global health, biomedical, manufacturing, technology, and international affairs

Additional Experience: Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Amber worked as a Research Assistant at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a transatlantic think tank where she covered European Union-U.S. policies in artificial intelligence, technology, manufacturing, and the future of work.  She also interned with the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal and gained international diplomatic experience in the Embassy’s politics and economics section.  Amber also worked as an Education Outreach Assistant at the Center for European Studies, at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

Vital Statistics: Amber received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC (Go Heels!). She earned a B.A. in Global Studies, a B.A. in Contemporary European Studies, and a minor in Spanish. She also earned an M.A. in Political Science, during which she studied at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, and was awarded two Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships by the U.S. Department of Education for her study of Portuguese.  Amber has a love for languages and is an aficionada of the Iberian Peninsula, having lived in Lisbon, Barcelona, and Seville before moving to D.C.