Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2016
Andrew Amorao currently serves as Operation Samahan’s Civic Engagement Coordinator, spearheading projects from state and local policy advocacy to voter engagement to naturalization and deferred action campaigns. Andrew possesses a wide-range of nonprofit and corporate experience, but his true passion is to serve and empower immigrant, underserved, underrepresented, minority, and low to no-income communities. Andrew graduated with a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University and has served as the coordinator of Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture Festival, an annual multidisciplinary arts event presenting the work of emerging Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.
He then went on to a career in agriculture, primarily the strawberry industry, learning to work with a diverse range of people, companies, and governmental bodies in Ventura County. Andrew also has an extensive sales background as well as a certificate in Marketing & Media from San Diego State University. He has used his expertise in management, logistics, and communication these past four years as the Event & Program Coordinator for the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP). Fiscally sponsored by Operation Samahan, KAMP is an educational program that empowers local Filipino American youth in the exploration of culture, history, identity, and social justice.