This presentation was part of “Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security,” a briefing featuring the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows on Friday, August 6, 2021. Watch other presentations from the briefing.
Amit holds a Masters in Global Human Development from Georgetown University with a on food security and environment. Her capstone project with Mercy Corps highlighted ways to integrate resilience programming in fragile contexts and her summer field placement with CARE in Guatemala focused on improving access to WASH in public primary schools. Prior to attending Georgetown, Amit led Food Security and WASH advocacy at InterAction where she managed diverse coalitions of NGOs, government partners, and research institutions to strengthen international development policy, programs and funding. These efforts resulted in the passage of the 2016 Global Food Security Act, strong Congressional support for foreign assistance, and improved coordination among the NGO community. Amit's interests lie at the intersection of agriculture and livelihoods development, resilience, nutrition, and environmental sustainability. She is originally from Westchester, New York.