Vice Provost for Global Impact

Amy leads the integration of learners and innovators across our global system to come together and solve the world’s greatest challenges through Impact Engines.

With 28 activated and in the pipeline, our Impact Engines have already made great strides in solving complex, interdisciplinary and global challenges. Currently, Impact Engines address concerns such as translating research into clinical practice, air pollution prediction technology, AI-enabled healthcare, increasing degree completion in underrepresented populations, and AI for socially aware product design.   

Building on the tremendous progress to date, Amy focuses on leading the strategic direction of the Impact Engine initiative by supporting activities aimed at leveraging the university’s use-inspired research and innovation to make a broad societal impact.

Amy comes to Northeastern from Brown University where she served as Senior Director of Research Strategy and Development. Her office worked with faculty and administrators to develop and implement strategies that increased the university’s research capacity and competitiveness. Prior to this position, Amy served as the Director of Government Relations and Community Affairs at Brown. Before joining Brown, she held several strategic positions in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Amy holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry and environmental science from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in microbiology and environmental engineering from Cornell University.