Amy leads CEA’s Philanthropic Services practice area. Her areas of expertise include sustainable food and agriculture, land use, and climate change resilience and mitigation. Over her decade plus tenure at CEA, she has supported numerous foundation and non-profit clients with strategic planning initiatives, helped to incubate a new NGO focused on global cooling, supported impact investment portfolios for foundations and funds, and conducted philanthropic evaluations. She was the lead author of the 2014 report “Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture.” She recently served as the Interim Director for the Climate Breakthrough Project, a venture philanthropy fund focused on supporting gigaton-scale climate mitigation initiatives. Other recent and/or long-standing clients include the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, ClimateWorks Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the Goldman Environmental Prize, and Patagonia. Prior to joining CEA, Amy spent several years working in the impact investing field, with positions at Investors’ Circle, the Bay Area Equity Fund, and the Sea Change Investment Fund.
Amy has a bachelor’s degree in History (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Amy’s favorite book on the environment is Bill McKibbon’s The End of Nature.