Amy Brown is part of the Civic Engagement and Government team. Previously, Amy was part of Ford’s Economic Opportunity and Assets program, where her work focused on two goals: financial justice (ensuring that the financial services marketplace in the United States is fair and affordable and meets the needs of low-income families and communities of color) and asset building (promoting public policies that build economic security from birth through retirement, including addressing the racial wealth gap).
Before joining Ford in 2010, Amy was a senior consultant to the Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program. Prior to that, she launched New York City’s earned-income tax credit campaign and was a professional staff member at the US Senate Agriculture Committee, where she worked on food stamp, child nutrition, and health care legislation. Amy also ran a community-based organization that provided emergency food, benefits advocacy, health care, and other services to residents in Brooklyn, New York.
Amy earned a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in art history from Columbia College.