Amy Royce, Senior Counsel for Income Security, works to advance federal policies to increase economic security for women. Prior to joining NWLC, she served as a Presidential appointee as the Special Assistant to Commissioner David Kladney at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Her work encompassed a broad portfolio of intersectional civil rights issues including the rights of incarcerated women, criminal justice concerns, voting rights, and disability employment policy. After graduating law school, she clerked for the Honorable Judith Bartnoff at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a managing editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. Before law school, she worked in homeless outreach services.