Liz Amore worked at the University of Miami for over a decade and served as Executive Director for Communications and Public Relations under University Advancement before joining The Everglades Foundation to help pass legislation to save America’s Everglades.
“I am beyond thrilled to be at YES Institute,” she says. “My commitment is to help grow strategic partnerships with those aligned with our mission both locally and internationally. I envision YES Institute continuing to lead the way when it comes to educating about gender and orientation, and how these topics impact all of us.”
Liz graduated from the University of Miami in 2007 with a master’s degree in Communications. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business from Florida International University. Liz has also taught adjunct at local colleges and universities.
Liz is a Miami native, and is married with one child – who is being raised gender-neutral. She and her family enjoy traveling, the arts and being part of the thriving South Florida community.
What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?
I believe that communication is the foundation and key to every relationship. That is my platform, and I work everyday to master the art so that I can contribute to the community.
What inspires you to contribute your time and talents to YES Institute?
It all started with my first interaction with YES Institute during the Communication Solutions™ course. I entered the course open for anything, and left much more enlightened and changed for good.
In the end, I walked away learning more about the community, and the role I have in this world. It has also inspired me to practice certain skills in my relationships and daily interactions – from listening to being authentic.
I know that being part of the YES family will allow me to be a better human being to those I love and those I have yet to meet.
What do you find most rewarding about your work?
The ability to change and save lives. The direct impact we have in the community is mind-blowing. It is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I’ve seen it – that moment when someone’s mind begins to open, when someone’s world begins to shift towards the positive. It’s a constant reminder that we are all in this together, and that together we can really make an impact at an unforeseen magnitude.
Name a peak experience in your life. What happened?
When my husband and I decided to have a child. Having a child changed me in every way imaginable – knowing that I wanted to love and bring happiness to this little person and make them a citizen of the world. It’s my toughest job, but I would not have it any other way.
What is something you hope people know about you?
That I am a loving, open and giving person. I am here to help.