He obtained a bachelor of science degree from Princeton University in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2009. It was during his third year at Penn Law that he founded the Foreign Policy Digest. Also while in law school, he was executive editor of the school's Journal of International Law and a columnist for The Huffington Post.
Kamanda was president of the Montgomery County Young Democrats from 2004 to 2006.
Since 2010, he has been an associate lawyer at White & Case in Washington, D.C. In 2011, Kamanda was named one of Washington, D.C.'s "Most Influential Leaders Under 40" by Washington Life Magazine.
- "Penn Law Journal: ObamaCorps".
- Penn Current, "Student Spotlight: Olivier Kamanda," May 7, 2009
- "Foreign Policy Digest Masthead". Foreignpolicydigest.org. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- "Princeton University names six new trustees". Princeton.edu. 2003-06-27. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- Washington Post, "Maryland Politics: Gansler Assembles Team," June 8, 2006
- Politico, "W.H. types dominate Y&G List," February 1, 2011
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