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AMY

MERRILL

 

 

MARKETER, PRODUCER, STRATEGIST

 

During 10+ years in nonprofit work, Amy helped 90-year-old jazz musicians survive in the modern music economy, built a grassroots movement under an activist who helps sex slaves in Cambodia to escape their nightmare, helped build a crowdfunding platform leveraging personal video to scale the face-to-face ask, and co-launched a women's health campaign calling for broader access to abortion medication. 

All of these initiatives shared one thing: problem-solving for social change does not come from online tech alone.

Amy is cofounder and Chief Impact Officer of Journey, an public benefit corporation creating immersive travel experiences designed to transform both the communities they visit and the travelers they engage. In 2 years, 600 Journeyers have built 150 homes, refurbished schools, worked with Afghani refugees, and built a skate park for underserved youth. Every experience combines the perspective shift of service work with time to integrate with meditation, surf and yoga, and reflection and connection. 


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