Amber Oliver

VP Partnerships & Operations

As Vice President of Partnerships and Operations, and core member of the Globaloria founding executive management team, Amber leads strategy and execution for all growth and revenue activities. With her team, she identifies and develops partnerships with states, districts, and schools for successful Globaloria implementation. Under her leadership, the Globaloria network has scaled to schools in fourteen states, empowering tens of thousands students and educators, and growing.

During 2007-2014, Amber played a key role in launching and growing Globaloria at the World Wide Workshop. She raised over $9 million in grant funding, and forged partnerships with 35+ organizations including Cisco, Google, Knight Foundation, Microsoft, and the West Virginia Department of Education, among others. Amber was instrumental in the selection of Globaloria as a Top 2013 District Administration Pick, its inclusion in the inaugural 2012 Technology Innovation Showcase at the National School Boards Association, receipt of the 2014 Emerging Private Sector Award by the State Education Technology Director’s Association and the 2013 Tech Award in Education.

During her 15-year tenure in international development, Amber managed UNICEF’s Voices of Youth, a global online youth portal which she grew to three million members in four languages; as well as worked for the United Nations Secretariat, The World Bank, and for organizations in Bangladesh, France, India, and Senegal.

Amber earned a B.A. in comparative literature and international relations from Brown University, a Masters in International Affairs in economic and political development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a certificate in international affairs from the Minnesota School of International Development. A frequent speaker at national education conferences, and proud mother of two boys, Amber joined Globaloria nearly a decade ago because “I want every young person to be emboldened with the skills and confidence to create the world they want to live in. I can only imagine what the world would look like if there was truly equal opportunity, which is what makes it so inspiring.”