Amie Newman is a writer, editor and global health communicator.
In her current role as editor of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog, Impatient Optimists, Amie curates, writes and edits blog posts and series with global health and development experts and organizations worldwide. In addition, Amie works on global digital communications strategy for the foundation.
Prior to this, Amie was managing editor and senior staff writer for RH Reality Check, an online publication covering reproductive and sexual health and rights issues, where she helped run the award-winning site. She’s most proud of the ways in which RH Reality Check expanded coverage of maternal health issues, strengthening the link between reproductive health and broader maternal health and rights issues.
Amie lives in Seattle where she manages to maintain sanity while raising two teenage humans with her partner-in-crime, David, and two needy but adorable dogs.