Amy Olson | Board Member

Amy grew up in a missions minded family in Southern California. She spent her formative years serving disenfranchised communities in Tijuana, Mexico and the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Her passion for understanding complex international development issues led her to earn a BA in International Studies from Pepperdine University and a MA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in International Affairs from Georgetown University. Amy worked in The White House Office of National Service for President George H. W. Bush’s “1000 Points of Light” initiative identifying and honoring outstanding volunteerism. In the midst of raising four kids, she founded the New York City chapter of Women of Vision serving as its Chair traveling to Mali and Bangladesh with World Vision. She has served in her community as a board member of The Bowery Mission’s Women of Impact. She has also served on the advisory board of the Hamptons Music Sessions which brings kids from conflict zones to East Hampton, NY for music education. In 2014, she co-founded Global Closet LLC, a small business designed to empower women by promoting and selling artisanal goods made by women in the developing world. You can find her each week guiding school groups through the vast collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a docent. She lives in New York City with her husband Jeff and their four kids.