Kelly Amis' first job was teaching fourth and fifth grades in South Central, Los Angeles. Since then, Amis has dedicated her career to equity in public education. She studied education policy at Stanford University and researched the Australian education system as a Fulbright Scholar. She then worked for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and several education reform organizations, including the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, the Sallie Mae Fund and Fight For Children. In 2009, she launched Loudspeaker Films to produce TEACHED, a documentary that provides a candid look at the inequities in the education system that help maintain the race-based "achievement gap." Amis splits her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC.