Kelly Amis


Public bio

After graduating from Georgetown University, Kelly Amis taught elementary school in South Central, Los Angeles as a Charter Corps member of Teach for America. This experience motivated her to earn a Master's degree in Education Policy from Stanford University and study the Australian education system as a Fulbright Scholar.

Kelly worked as a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein; served as Education Director of Fight for Children, where she devised and implemented a "three-sector strategy" to expand high-quality educational opportunities for low-income Washington, DC students; and helped design and launch the non-profit Building Hope.

In 2010, Kelly combined her passion for social justice with her love of visual art and storytelling by founding Loudspeaker Films, an independent production company. Loudspeaker's signature project, the TEACHED Short Film Series, has won numerous festival awards and been screened at venues including SXSW-Edu, the U.S. Department of Education, the Museum of the Moving Image and the ASU-Global Venture Summit. Kelly also produces and directs the interview series "On the Loudspeaker" as well as videos on-contract for select organizations. She is a frequent speaker on using digital media for social justice aims.