Amy Chou-Sheikh

Senior Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

Amy joined the Brooklyn Community Foundation in April 2017, and has over a decade of experience building people power through social justice philanthropy, capacity building, youth development and leadership, and advocacy. Most recently, Amy was the Hive NYC Fund Specialist at the Mozilla Foundation where she launched a pilot fund to support creative, innovative, and equitable digital media learning opportunities for youth in New York City. Prior to Mozilla, Amy was the Senior Program Officer at The New York Women’s Foundation where she managed a portfolio of emerging, grassroots organizations working across areas of economic security; anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice. In her previous role as Senior Manager of Program Development and Evaluation, she led youth fellowship and leadership programs at New Yorkers For Children to support young people transitioning out of the foster care system. Amy received her Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. Amy lives in Williamsburg with her partner and their tuxedo cat Piper. She enjoys yoga, travel, food, and storytelling.