We only don’t do things because we think they’re not possible.
Amy is committed to mentoring. For over 19 years, she has been a trailblazer, piercing the thick jungle with a machete and making sure the rest of the pack makes it. Whether it is with students, young professionals, or people traditionally overlooked, she is a maverick, showing others that their dreams are possible. In doing so, Amy guides others to become powerful, influential shakers and makers.
Who is an advocate? Amy believes that advocates are individuals who give voice to experiences usually invisibilized or unseen in society. Advocates use their power to help create a more just and healing world. Amy has worked with advocates in research, mental health, education, government and public health settings.
Amy visions and develops programs with organizations and communities. She is a seasoned collaborative grant writer, curriculum developer and creative writer using a popular education framework that centers one’s lived experiences and encourages kinesthetic learning through one’s whole body-mind-spirit. She integrates creative writing in her workshops and loves working with other artists to help create learning spaces for communities.
Amy holds a MA in Counseling Psychology from UCSB, a PhD in Cultural Psychology from UCD and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology and Medicine from UCSF. She has training and experience in Bioenergy Balancing, Comprehensive Energy Psychology and shamanic journeying. She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.
Her on-the-ground experience comes through projects such as:
* NAPAWF’s CA Young Women’s Collaborative
* UCB School of Public Health Healing Arts Collective
* Bay Area API Women’s Summit
* Kaiser Permanente’s Research on Genes and the Environment
*Street Level Health Project
* CDC Trainer and Evaluator for HIV prevention
Amy also works with organizations and researchers who are committed to broadening their community engagement strategies. She has experience in working with Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander and African immigrants and refugees. She speaks Spanish and basic Cantonese and Mandarin.
Amy is excited to hear about your projects and how she can support your important work. To set up a consultation, please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy offers Vibrational Energy Coaching to individuals as well as organizational consulting.