Director of Policy and Partnerships

Amanda Sardonis has spent her career working at the intersection of science and policy. At Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, she managed research programs on climate and energy policy, energy technology innovation, and Arctic governance. She has deep experience with environmental partnerships; publishing reports and case studies on the effectiveness of cross-sector partnerships to meet sustainable development goals. 

As the Director of Policy and Partnerships, Amanda is charged with building and strengthening the Gund Institute’s relationships with decisionmakers across all sectors and developing impactful policy engagement opportunities for Gund fellows and affiliates.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Partnership effectiveness, environmental policy, climate and energy policy, sustainability practices


  • ALM, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Harvard University
  • BA, English, Mount Holyoke College


  • (802) 656-2591
Office Location:

Farrell Hall