About Amy's Work

Amy Luers is the Director of Climate Change at the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF). She joined SGTF from Google where she started and co-led the development of a series of initiatives focused on information and communication technology for environmental monitoring, climate risk management, and science communication. Prior to joining Google, Amy headed the Climate Change Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) California office.

Amy started off her career working on rural water resources development and management in Latin America. She is co-founded and was the former executive director of Agua Para La Vida (water for life), an NGO dedicated to bringing potable water to rural communities of Latin America.

Amy holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and an M.A. in international policy studies, both from Stanford University, a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Humboldt State University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Middlebury College.