Amiah is an Operations Associate, assistant to Backstage Partner + COO Christie Pitts, and an Analyst on the Deal Flow Team. Originally from Inglewood, CA, she’s is a perpetual learner interested in examining the myriad ways founders harness, strategize, and utilize their unique socio-cultural location at the intersection of technology and finance. At Barnard College of Columbia University in NYC, Amiah leveraged sociology to explore gender and organizational leadership (specifically for Women and Women of Color), entrepreneurship, and business development. She has worked and led social innovation impact projects for a wide variety of non-profits, community organizations, higher education institutes, and corporations. Amiah is focused on startups bringing innovation to the beauty and wellness industry.