Ama Ayeh is a graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies with a minor in psychology. She is a proud alumna of Douglass Residential College, an all-women’s residential college at Rutgers, established in 1918 for women to succeed in the liberal arts and enhance their leadership abilities.
Ama’s involvement at Douglass gave her many opportunities to enhance her leadership abilities and propelled her interest in human and women's rights. Prior to joining GELC, Ama interned at with other local and international non-governmental organizations, including at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership where she worked on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Ama is passionate about how media can enhance and advance the voice of oppressed groups, and hopes to go to law school to help further her abilities in advancing human rights on the national and international level.