Amanda Welsh

Dr. Amanda Welsh is Professor of the Practice to the College’s Doctor of Law and Policy program. She also leads Project 9, a unique interdisciplinary collaboration that makes combined public and private data available to researchers to drive richer solutions and better measurement for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to joining Northeastern, Amanda worked for 25 years in the intersection of media and consumer behavior tracking. She is the founder of two technology start-ups and has worked as a Media Research Scientist at Google and as Executive Vice President, Data Science for The Nielsen Company.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Amanda is active in the non-profit world as Executive Director for The Foundation for Scholarly Culture, an organization that sponsors social innovation projects in Africa. Prior to work at the Foundation, Amanda served on the Board of Directors for Raising a Reader, a US literacy and family engagement program that has brought a love of books to over 1million children and sponsored pro-bono projects through Nielsen’s corporate social responsibility function, including a multi-year engagement assisting the World Food Programme in creating a mobile data collection solution for food-insecurity reporting.