Amy was born and raised in the small town of Downingtown, PA and earned bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Leadership from Boston College. Since college, Amy has gained valuable experience in corporate finance, graduating from General Electric’s Financial Management Program and most recently working as a global commercial finance analyst in a GE energy division. She fell in love with traveling and exploring other cultures after studying abroad in Madrid and spending time in Morocco, South America, and Europe. Amy’s belief that microfinance is truly a sustainable solution to alleviating global poverty was sparked on a life changing microfinance service and immersion trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia, through the Boston College School of Management. There she experienced how microfinance really does create an enabling and empowering environment for low-income individuals to lift themselves out of poverty. Amy is thrilled about the opportunity to take an active role in expanding Kiva’s impact and in contributing to the success of Kiva Zip!