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Amanda Lee Wetzel / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 30 Place of Birth Baltimore, MD Where you live New York, NY First Job Legal Fellow on the staff of Senator Biden, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. What it taught me The Chief and Deputy Chief Counsel of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee taught me a great deal about Senate ethics, United States treaty practice and, through their example and that of then Senator Biden, also instilled in me the importance of a bi-partisan approach to foreign policy. Status Single Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. Of everywhere I have traveled outside the United States, my favorite city is Belfast. 2. I play the oboe and, at one time, wanted to pursue a career in music performance.

3. I perfected the art of walking backwards during my time as a campus tour guide during my college years at Penn State. Best advice you could give someone starting out My advice is to take time early in your career to contribute to the greater social good. This can mean serving full time in a public service position or accepting a job with a firm that encourages and supports community engagement.

Amanda Wetzel grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Wetzel is sponsored by the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LL.P. to work as a litigation associate at the Open Society Justice Initiative. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a Ma

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