Amy Argenal completed her doctorate in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, where she also received her master’s in the same area of study. She received her second master’s in human rights from Mahidol University in Thailand, where she continued to partner with human rights activists in South East Asia through her doctorate research focusing on human rights activism in Myanmar. Amy served as the director of service learning at Urban High School in San Francisco for eight years and now teaches a multidisciplinary course on Global Migration that she designed.
She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco, teaching courses in the School of Education human rights education program, the critical diversity studies program, and the master’s in migration studies program. In addition to her work, she engages in local issues and immigrant and refugee rights issues, and partners with those fighting for rights in Central America. Her recent work focuses on the solidarity movement with Honduras.