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Amy Rowe Klement has a passion for helping people and building products and services that change the world. As a partner at Omidyar Network, Amy leads their global Education Initiative, which aims to identify entrepreneurial models to improve the educational ecosystems in underserved communities.
Amy previously led Omidyar Network's efforts in the Financial Inclusion, Property Rights and Consumer Internet & Mobile initiatives in key geographies. She has held board seats or observer roles with Kiva, Living Goods, Bridge International Academies, Social Finance US, Mimoni, Andela and Off Grid Electric.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Amy worked for eBay where she served as vice president of relationship marketing, leading email, on-site and other retention marketing channels and as vice president of product strategy & operations, driving the development of the company's long-term product vision and leading user experience and design. Amy formerly worked for PayPal, joining as one of its earliest employees in 1999. As vice president of product for PayPal, she and her team developed the company's payments platform, facilitated the company's overseas expansion into Europe and Asia, and was instrumental in the launch of PayPal Mobile. Earlier in her career, Amy worked in corporate strategy and development at Gap Inc. and as an analyst at JPMorgan & Co.
Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1996 from Bucknell University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Amy lives in Los Altos, California with her husband, Judd, and their children Oscar (8) and Hazel (1).