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Amy Biedermann

Alumna, M.S., AmeriCorps VISTA Tulane Community Partner
Amy Biedermann

Originally from New Braunfels, Texas, Amy Biedermann moved to New Orleans in 2011 to pursue her Master’s degree at Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development where her work and research focused on poverty, inequality, and health policy in East and Central Africa. After graduation, Amy joined Tulane’s AmeriCorps VISTA program to gain nonprofit leadership skills while fighting poverty closer to home.  She first served as a VISTA at an affordable housing nonprofit and in her current role, Amy works out of Tulane's Center for Public Service to recruit, train, and support the program's VISTA members as they serve the New Orleans community through various local nonprofits.

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From my experience in the program, the best part of the Master's degree curriculum is its flexibility—I was able to supplement Payson courses with classes from Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and I was also able to take advantage of Payson’s position within Tulane Law School to take a class on international human rights law. Payson’s Master's program is unique in that it lets you tailor your course of study to match your own individual interests and skills.
  • M.S., Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development, International Development, 2013
  • B.A., Texas State University, summa cum laude, History, 2007
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Czech Republic

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