Jamira Burley is a graduate of Temple University, with a degree in International Business, Legal Studies. Currently, Jamira works as a Senior Campaigner for Amnesty International USA, where she leads on issues of gun violence and criminal justice. Prior to joining Amnesty, Jamira served as the Executive Director for the City of Philadelphia Youth Commission, overseeing youth/millennial initiatives. As an advocate for authentic youth engagement, global citizenship, education reform, black male achievement and gun violence prevention.
Jamira is the United States representative and co- chair to the UN Global Education First Initiative, Youth Advocacy Group. She is also the co-founder of GenYNot, an online platform that uses the youth experience as a way to spark solution-driven dialogue. As the first of 16 children to graduate high school and college, Jamira became engaged in social justice work, after the repeat incarceration of both of her parents and all ten of her older brothers. Now Jamira has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as a driving force to improve the lives of others.