Amy Giliam is the branch manager of the African Climate Reality Project. She holds an Honours Degree in International relations from the University of Pretoria and a Masters in Sustainable Development from the Sustainability Institute at Stellenbosch University. She started her career as a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria and has worked with justice-focused organisations such as Amnesty International. An avid traveller, she has lived in a number of countries and enjoys learning about different cultures and societies. Amy has a passion for environmental justice, gender equality and sustainable living. She is a strong believer in putting passion and words into action. She lives on a smallholding outside Johannesburg where she grows her own vegetables, raises chickens and is a novice beekeeper.