A Pacific Northwest native, Amy Boal spent her formative years exploring local wetlands, chasing her cousins across Oregon’s beaches and camping throughout the state with her family. After shadowing her hometown mayor for a school project on city planning, Amy developed a fascination with the many ways in which the natural world influences healthy and efficient cities. She saw firsthand from a young age how change on local levels can affect broader thinking on global issues – an idea that has informed her professional career.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Oregon, where she began a lifelong love affair with maps and map-making and saw her work published in The Ecotone. She also continued to work with her local communities, writing and developing community action guides with Oregon Toxics Alliance on a range of environmental issues.
Working closely with the entire River Network team as Brand & Communications Director, Amy empowers current members, inspires new partnerships, promotes and expands the reach of River Network’s work and mission, and helps to build a more inclusive and diverse movement.
Prior to joining River Network, Amy spent a decade wearing just about every hat in digital media and publishing, most recently with Ranker. She lives in Boulder with her husband and spends her time skiing, hiking, baking, reading, and doing all types of needle crafts.