About Amy

After a career in corporate banking, Amy attained a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in international development and has worked in the field since 2007 with the World Bank Group. Her expertise has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Europe on projects related to education, renewable energy, climate change, economic growth and aiding refugees. As Amy’s insight into the contemporary obstacles facing humanity grew, she became increasingly passionate about finding practical solutions. She started seeking alternative forms of political, economic and social organization through research and travel. She has studied cultures far and wide to seek fairer ways of living; working on wildlife preservation in the forests of Madagascar; studying meditation techniques in the Ashrams of small southern Indian villages; and working with Syrian refugees in the conflict zone surrounding the Turkish border, amongst other adventures.  

Her research has culminated in “Adventures of Astra”, a book born out of Amy’s interests, passions and vision for the future, and her belief that children can change the world. 

Amy was brought up in London and Cairo in a bicultural family, and is currently trying to figure out a way to balance her home life between Egypt and England.



Please feel free to get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

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