Amanda Parikh is Senior Policy Advisor for ThinkP3. Parikh has extensive policy and legislative experience, serving for nearly ten years as senior staff on the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. Parikh has seen first-hand the importance of public-private partnerships to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, and is committed to creating new opportunities for these partnerships to thrive.
Prior to her role at ThinkP3, Parikh was Staff Director of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security. In this role, she served as a top policy advisor to five Chairmen, including Michael McCaul (TX), Peter King (NY), Mike Rogers (AL), Richard Hudson (NC), and John Katko (NY). Parikh successfully advanced bipartisan legislation resulting in nine Public Laws, including the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (P.L. 113-245). She also co-wrote “Rebuilding TSA Into a Leaner, Smarter Organization,” a comprehensive Committee report issued in 2012.
Parikh has intimate knowledge of a wide range of Department of Homeland Security policies and programs. She previously directed the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Communications, and Response and was responsible for oversight of FEMA’s homeland security grants to State and local governments. She also handled border security, visa security, and immigration issues during her tenure at the Committee.
Parikh graduated Cum Laude with Special Honors from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs. Originally from Long Island, NY, Parikh enjoys trips to the Island to visit family and friends. Parikh and her husband live in McLean, VA with their daughter.