Amy Sysyn is the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Salata Institute.
Prior to joining Harvard in 2022, she served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director at Corporate Accountability, a Boston-based NGO that campaigns to hold transnational corporations accountable for public health and environmental abuses. In this role, she served as liaison to the Board of Directors, participated in the Overview Planning Body’s annual strategic planning process, and supported the Senior Management Team.
She has previously worked for Swanee Hunt Alternatives as Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s Personal and Administrative Assistant. She also served as editor and project manager for Ambassador Hunt’s book Rwandan Women Rising.
She holds a B.A. in English from Muhlenberg College.
The Salata Institute
The Salata Institute supports interdisciplinary research that leads to real-world action, including high-risk/high-reward projects by researchers already working in the climate area and new endeavors that make it easier for Harvard scholars, who have not worked on climate problems, to do so.