Dr. Amanda Meng's research lies at the intersect of civics and technology, data and social justice. Currently, she collaborates with Dr. Ellen Zegura and Dr. Carl DiSalvo conducting data science projects with partners in the Westside of Atlanta and the City of Atlanta. She completed her Ph.D. in the International Affairs, Science, and Technology program in 2017. Her doctoral research investigated the social impact of open government data through a comparative study of social movements’ use of open government data in Hong Kong, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. Throughout her career as a practitioner and academic she has evaluated and implemented civic tech projects in the Dominican Republic, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Chile, and Argentina.