Amarjit enjoys working with people to make positive changes and experiences. She does not think any problem is too big for her to solve. Amarjit knew at a very young age that her purpose in life is to make the world a better place.
Amarjit Dass received her Master’s in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California. Additionally, she received certifications in Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies from Emory University, Epidemiology in Public Health Practice from John Hopkins University, International Women’s Health and Human Rights by Stanford University and Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice by Harvard University.
She attended lectures at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy and at the University of Florence. The experience in Italy gave her unique insights on pediatric, geriatric and refugee health, research methodologies and policy work on best practices in healthcare for migrants and refugees in Europe. In 2015 Amarjit presented her independent research paper on global issues and policies pertaining to the rights of children at the Humanitarian Effectiveness International Conference at the University of Manchester.
Her professional experience and interests include management, leadership and development, program planning & evaluation, event planning, humanitarian efforts and research on human rights issues and policies. Amarjit works with startups, grassroots, NGOs, foundations, academic institutions and communities to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social benefits.
She has successfully led the design and oversight of several programs in research and NGOs. Her work has included research and advocacy with Human Rights Watch on criminal justice reforms aimed at remedying California’s juvenile justice system, international violations and abuse of children and women, and summary returns of asylum seekers and migrants in Europe and North America. Additionally, she served as Director of Young Professionals program at USNC for UN Women Los Angeles Chapter where she managed and developed outreach programs, advocacy campaigns, events, and fundraisers.
She served as Director of Program Development at Miry’s List, a nonprofit that aids resettling refugees in the United States, where she implemented and developed programs to provide refugees opportunity for economic growth and social, emotional and mental wellness.
Amarjit is part of MENTEE Global Advisory Board, an organization that offers a network of global mentor specialists for mentees who are marginalized and displaced in their communities.
Previous involvement included:
Global Missions intern for Mending Kids
Program Development and event planning for Al Otro Lado in Mexico
Program Development for Soy Nina in Costa Rica
Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages