Amy Chase

Founder and CEO

Amy is first-generation Chinese-American born in New York, NY, where she started her 7-year long career in marketing and sales. Inspired by her travels abroad, she ultimately switched careers to work on human rights and international development. Since then, Amy has spent 8 years managing and implementing USG-funded projects in conflict, post-conflict, and transitional countries. She has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kosovo, and Rwanda. Her expertise is in women’s rights, elections, education, process improvement, capacity-building, and operations.

Amy has a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing Management from Baruch College and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The New School. She studied abroad with the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester At Sea program in Summer 2005 and Fall 2006.


Semra Salih-Zajmi

Country Representative, Kosovo

Semra is originally from Ohrid, Macedonia, but has lived all over the world. Some of the cities she’s called home are: Montreal, New York, and Prishtina. Semra has worked for various INGOs, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC).