Amy has over a decade of experience working in women’s movements and on human rights and social justice issues globally. Amy currently serves as a program officer at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, supporting an inclusive, vibrant and robust civil society in East Africa, focusing on strengthening democracies, protecting human rights defenders, and elevating the voices of historically excluded people. Before joining Wellspring Amy spent six years supporting social movements in Africa and Southeast Asia with American Jewish World Service as a program officer for Civil and Political Rights and Humanitarian Response. Amy has also worked with UNICEF in West Africa and with a feminist advocacy organization in the United Kingdom called Make Every Woman Count. She serves on the boards of feminist funder CivFund Africa and a NYC-based investigative theater company called The Civilians. Amy received a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College and a MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Outside of work, Amy is a trained post-partum doula, nurturing communities where support networks are most needed. She is a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), a New York-based social justice organization.