Amy L. Hill is a trainer and consultant on the ethics and practice of strategic storytelling and participatory media for health, development, and human rights. After spending 12 years coordinating women’s health and violence prevention projects throughout California and learning the mechanics of digital video production as the producer of a series of educational documentaries about HIV and AIDS, she founded Silence Speaks (www.storycenter.org/silence-speaks.org), an international initiative that since 1999 has employed oral history, facilitative filmmaking, and popular education strategies to support the telling and public sharing of life stories documenting injustice and promoting change. Through her work with Silence Speaks, Amy has partnered successfully with grassroots groups, NGOs, local and national government agencies, private foundations, and UN agencies to develop and carry out participatory media projects in South Africa, Brazil, Uganda, Nepal, Guatemala, Tajikistan, and other locations around the world. Her wealth of experience has led her to specialize in the ethical implications of producing first-person media and in tailoring participatory storytelling methods to accommodate multiple languages and scarce technology resources; she also has considerable expertise in working with survivors of trauma. Amy currently manages Silence Speaks as a staff member at StoryCenter (formerly the Center for Digital Storytelling; www.storycenter.org). She holds a Bachelor's degree in British and American Literature from Scripps College and a Master's degree in Social Sciences in Education, with a concentration in Gender Studies, from Stanford University. Amy lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband Thomas Paul and their daughter Fana Luisa Bisrat Paul.