Amy
Morris

(Vice Chair) Program Director at the Fund for Global Human Rights

Biography

Amy Morris is Program Director at the Fund for Global Human Rights.  Amy joined the Fund in December 2014, after almost five years at the Surdna Foundation.  At Surdna, Amy held two distinct positions – first in Foundation Initiatives, helping programs employ leadership development and organizing as tactics towards achieving mission-related goals, and later in the Strong Local Economies program, where her work focused on improving job quality in low wage sectors of the economy.  In that capacity, Amy brought in NELP as a Surdna grantee and subsequently assisted NELP in addressing some of the financial problems it faced in 2014.

Prior to joining Surdna, Amy was the Director of the Earlham College Border Studies Program on the US-Mexico border, where she taught courses such as Globalization, Migration, and Human Rights and US Foreign Policy to both US- and Mexico-based students.  Earlier in her career, just before attending graduate school, Amy spent two years as a human rights and US policy monitor in Colombia and Nicaragua.  In other past lives Amy was a high school teacher, foundation consultant, and a union researcher.  She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Urban Studies and Latin American Studies from Macalester College.

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