Jamila Henderson

Lead Program Evaluator

Jamila Henderson has spent her career using data-driven research in collaboration with community and government partners to inform public policy and improve conditions for vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Amend, Jamila worked as a Senior Research Associate at the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley, where her work focused on higher education and the intersection of the criminal legal and public health systems. Before this, Jamila worked as a Senior Associate at PolicyLink, where she equipped grassroots leaders across the country with data to advance racial and economic equity. She also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University. There she led data linking and research efforts for a coalition working to improve educational outcomes for youth. Jamila has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College.