Protecting Food. Empowering Whistleblowers.


Amanda Hitt

Amanda Hitt

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Amanda leads FIC operations. Her work in the program bridges her passion for social justice, public health, and for bringing people together to create meaningful change. Amanda originally went to law school in hopes of “making the world a better place” but soon realized the legal system seemed to be designed to react to problems rather than prevent them. Amanda decided to pursue a different career track and attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she found a way to use her legal training as a tool for promoting positive health outcomes. Amanda believes that whistleblowers are the first (and often best) line of defense against wrongdoing in the food system, and when their message is heard and heeded, whistleblowers can play a significant role in stopping abuses to animals, people and the environment.

Launching the organization’s Food Integrity Campaign in 2009, Amanda now tackles multiple issues that emerge from today’s industrial food system. While these are serious topics, Amanda’s humor and her ability to laugh while remaining committed to the mission of truth provides an inspiring setting to motivate the FIC team into action.

Amanda serves on the board of directors for the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute as well as the International Book Bank. She is a member of both the Maryland and DC state bars.

Briana Steele

Briana Steele

Senior Program Officer

Briana is the Food Integrity Campaign Program Officer.

Briana is passionate about amplifying the stories and voices of people and communities speaking truth to power and speaking truth to the public. She is thrilled to be amplifying issues such as worker rights, animal welfare, transparency, food safety and environment in the digital realm to support FIC’s mission. 

She has previous experience working for organizations focused on climate education, empowering youth voices in the climate movement, and national organizing to broaden grassroots activism around environmental issue campaigns to hold public officials accountable. Briana graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Environmental Studies, concentrating on energy and sustainability, and minored in Afro-Diaspora Studies. 

Natalie Laurie

Natalie is a recent graduate from both the Vermont Law School with a JD specializing in food and agriculture; and the CY Paris Cergy University in France, with an LLM and Master’s in Business, Tax, and Compliance Law. Upon graduation, she completed her legal thesis on the importance of financial aid to small farms in order to promote worker’s rights and fair competition in the agriculture market as opposed to government subsidies for large corporate farms.
She is passionate about animal welfare, worker’s rights, transparency of the food in our markets, and educating others to learn about our food systems. Over the past year, she has lived and studied in France, learning how the European Union deals with anti-competition in the law and markets and she is thrilled to be applying this new knowledge to her work and to the systems and markets in the United States.
Natalie first became exposed to whistleblowing while working for FIC during law school and continued the interest while studying similar topics in France. She now believes whistleblowing to be one of the most important ways to promote change in our society and feels inspired to help those wanting to speak their truth.

Anna Levy

Research Fellow

Anna Levy is a freelance researcher and analyst focused on structural inequality, political and technological transitions, and accountability politics. She originally came to Government Accountability Project as the 2018 Getulio P. Carvalho Fellow focused on defining dissent, and responses to it, in the international development and humanitarian aid industry. Her work over the last ten years has been focused on environmental and social movements, the political economy of poverty and development, the production of statelessness, border and migration crises, and overcoming historical legacies of structural inequality. She has also focused on shifting models of collective and civic action, political violence, journalism, urban service delivery, and anti-corruption efforts in the digital age. Anna teaches two courses on development and humanitarian politics at Fordham University, and has worked on related research and analysis at Princeton, American, and New York Universities as well as in management and advisory roles in small grassroots coalitions and large transnational non-profits alike. The regions that most influence her thinking, work, and direction are the Levantine Middle East, Central America, and North America. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focused on political and economic transitions, oral history, and historical memory.