Amy joins Groundswell Fund as the Program Officer of the Rapid Response Fund. She has over a decade of experience building people power through social justice philanthropy, capacity building, youth development and organizing, and advocacy.
Most recently, Amy was the Senior Program Officer at the Brooklyn Community Foundation where she managed the strategic grantmaking focused on youth organizing and racial justice. Prior to that, Amy was the Hive NYC Fund Specialist at the Mozilla Foundation where she launched a pilot fund to support creative and equitable digital media learning opportunities for youth in New York City. In her previous role as the Senior Program Officer at The New York Women’s Foundation, she managed a portfolio of grassroots organizations working across areas of economic security; anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights, and reproductive justice.
Her work is grounded in and shaped by the leadership and brilliance of young people. During her time at New Yorkers For Children she worked with young people transitioning out of the foster care system who organized for more change and humanity in a system that is broken and often harmful to children and families.
Amy received her Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Amy is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and was born and raised in Boston. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner, daughter, and their tuxedo cat. She enjoys yoga, collecting cookbooks, and dabbling in photography and pottery.