Amaury Pineda joined the DC LERA Board of Governors representing Georgetown University Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor in October of 2023.
As a researcher and policy analyst, Amaury Pineda uses his research skills to find new ways to increase workers’ power through local, state, and federal policy. Before joining the Kalmanovitz Initiative and Jobs With Justice, Pineda represented and advocated for graduate students’ rights as the Graduate Student Association president at Western Michigan University.
Furthermore, Pineda holds a law degree from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he worked as a labor lawyer before pursuing a Ph.D. at Western. He completed his Ph.D. in political science in Dec. 2021, focusing on comparative politics and political theory.
You can find Pineda watching movies, playing chess or basketball, and spending time with friends in his free time.