After several years as a management consultant with a focus on brand strategy, Amy abandoned a corporate career to explore the world of international development. She first worked for the Clinton Foundation leading the Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program through which she partnered with several non-governmental organizations and governments to double the number of children receiving life-saving treatment in just over a year. Amy lives in San Francisco, where she is enjoying the wonders of the Bay Area, joyfully practicing yoga, and working as the Chief of Staff for the Institute for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, the AIDS Research Institute, and the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis within the University of California San Francisco's Global Health Sciences.
TEDGlobal 2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TEDIndia 2009
Areas of Expertise
Global Health, International Travel, Branding, Project Management
I'm passionate about
Getting things done. Talking is great, because it generates ideas. Ideas are fantastic because they are the root of change. But, action...ACTION is what actually makes a difference.
Talk to me about
Rethinking international development by practically applying business tools, starting with using market research to understand what beneficiaries (who are really consumers) really want and need.
People don't know I'm good at
Baking and candy making.
Cartwheels and handstands.
Drawing on white boards.