Amanda Tullos serves as a project manager within the MSU Social Science Research Center. In this role, she collaborates alongside P-20 institutions and organizations to support education, research, and economic development. She also co-leads the MS Education Policy Fellowship Program in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership. Formerly, Tullos was the Director of the SOCSD/MSU Partnership School and Education Liaison in the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development. Throughout her career, Tullos has worked with students, teachers, parents, and community partners to strengthen educational opportunities in Mississippi at the school, district, and state level. Prior to this role, Tullos worked as the Starkville Oktibbeha School District’s community and parent liaison and as literacy curriculum and intervention specialist. From 2014-2017, she was project manager at MSU’s Research and Curriculum Unit overseeing efforts with the Mississippi Department of Education in secondary education, special education, school improvement, and work-based learning. Before moving to Starkville, she was an administrator in the Clinton Public School District and began her career in education teaching in New Orleans.