Amber Oliver

Amber Oliver

Managing Director

Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund

Austin, TX USA

It’s really hard to make change alone. You need to bring everyone to the table.


By Roadtrip Nation

Amber Oliver


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I initially went to college to study literature and world history.
After questioning the value of college, I dropped out for a year to work—when I went back to school, I decided to study economics, policy, and international relations.
I earned my bachelor’s degree and then went on to graduate school, where I earned a Master of International Affairs degree in economics and political development.
After grad school, I went to work for the United Nations, where I focused on helping kids have a voice.
As I gained experience, grew relationships, and built my career, I was able to move onto other problems like helping kids become producers and have more autonomy and agency.
I eventually landed at the Robin Hood Foundation, where I work as the managing director for the Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund.
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High School
Comparative Literature and International Relations
Brown University
Economics and Political Development
Columbia University


Managing Director

I aim to use the power of technology to transform learning for low-income students in New York City.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

My days are spent thinking about where we can best put money and support so that we can tap into the power of technology and transform learning for students. I talk with a lot of people to try to figure out where those dollars can make the biggest impact. I also spend time with people that we've given money to in order to help them achieve success. I also speak with other funders to see if we can help influence them to give dollars to the organizations where we've seen the greatest impact.