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Amitis Oskoui

Associate Consultant

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Elevating the unique role, strengths, and capacities of our partners to drive social change

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker

Amitis employs skills in strategy, analysis, evaluation, and communications to help partners recognize their own exceptional capabilities that differentiate them and their ability to drive powerful and sustainable impact.

Amitis is driven by her belief in the basic moral responsibility of all humans to one another, and works with clients across a wide range of sectors to most effectively advance and preserve the common understanding of social good. She is committed to helping various stakeholders become better, stronger actors in their field, so they are best positioned to ultimately achieve equity for all.

She has extensive experience in inclusive and innovative approaches to strategic design and implementation and is committed to improving economic development, opportunity, and social justice through her work.

At TCC Group:
  • Start Small Think Big: Amitis led the strategic planning efforts for the young and growing organization helping to make entrepreneurship a viable option across all income levels. Working in partnership with the executive director and managing the working group, she designed and directed the research and analysis needed for clarity as well as board and staff buy-in. She facilitated the strategy discussions, drove stakeholder collaboration, and guided thoughtful consensus-building that resulted in a more focused direction for Start Small, allowing for mission-aligned scalable growth.
  • National Audubon Society: Focused on building the capacity of Audubon’s chapters nationwide over several years, Amitis and the TCC team provide ongoing support and guidance to the Audubon community. In addition to conducting a series of interviews, she applied her creativity and hands-on understanding of needs to help define actionable ways to mobilize chapters, giving volunteers valuable resources to provide much-needed education on the inextricable link between people and wildlife. She developed toolkits, templates, and an interactive workshop for the National Audubon Society’s National Convention in Park City, Utah. Amitis is actively working on capacity-building efforts to support the outreach, including a new series of webinars and workshops focused on strategic thinking, volunteerism, and community engagement.
  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF): Using her skills to develop strategic lines of inquiry and gather critical information, Amitis conducted the initial research for a coalition-building effort for states along the Delaware River Watershed. Her ability to facilitate meetings and build rapport between state partners helped solidify and articulate partners’ unique roles in carrying out the campaign goals.
Before TCC Group:
  • School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University: In a joint research project at Princeton/Columbia, Amitis helped advance two prominent economists’ inquiry into the effects of de-unionization on economic inequality in the United States. She applied strategic thinking to transform the microdata into frameable solutions.
  • International Labour Organization: Amitis worked as a consultant to conduct a formative evaluation of a Workers’ Center in an industrial (garment factory) zone in a remote area of Jordan. She designed research protocols that enabled her to tactfully conduct focus groups with migrant garment workers to assess the impact and effectiveness of the Center. The research analysis revealed aspirations of migrant workers and resulted in the Center increasing its focus on a highly valued service—skills-based training, with emphasis on English language and computer skills. These skills-based courses proved essential to fulfilling the Center’s mission to provide workers with dignity and self-confidence.
Education:
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
    • MIA, Economic Development and Policy Analysis
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • BA, Communication Studies, Political and Legal Communication
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