Amnoni Myers is a 2019 Star of Adoption! Amnoni is a dynamic public speaker and child welfare advocate. A native of Boston, MA, Amnoni now resides in Sacramento, California where she is working with Forward Change Consulting as a Senior Research Associate.
In 2017, Amnoni received her Master of Public Administration degree from the National Urban Fellows Program. In this prestigious program, Amnoni was placed at the California Endowment located in Oakland, CA where she worked on The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for young boys and men of color and other initiatives. Amnoni previously worked with the U.S. Children’s Bureau as a child welfare policy consultant as well as interning on both Capitol Hill, and The White House Domestic Policy Council helping influence policy. She received her undergraduate degree from Gordon College with a double major in Social Work and Sociology, and completed a Social Work and Peace and Conflict Studies Practicum in San Francisco, CA. Amnoni is passionate about traveling, playing Badminton, and taking time to Netflix and Chill.
What inspired Amnoni to contribute to Beneath the Mask was to help other young people understand and celebrate their unique identities instead of hiding behind their mask. Amnoni became a ward of the state at birth, and through her experiences in foster care she became committed to helping others break the cycle of poverty. She continues to advocate for the advancement of just polices for young people experiencing foster care and adoption.