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Meet the Board: Amaya Howard

Meet Amaya Howard, first-year member of our board and Vice Chair of our Strategic Operations Committee. Can you guess her favorite Philly icon? Hint: R&B singer with a legendary soulful voice.

Who’s your favorite Philly icon, alive or dead?

Jazmine Sullivan

Where are your favorite places in Philly to take friends from out of town? 

Penn’s Landing

What’s your go-to coffee shop in Philly? And why?

Uncle Bobbie’s Bookshop. It’s Black-owned and they have great books.

Favorite film or TV show that features Philly?

Abbott Elementary

What is your committee (or ad-hoc committee) working on right now that you’re most excited about?

I am currently leading the Spruce Foundation’s DEI initiatives and really looking forward to shaking things up.

What is your advice to others looking to get involved in Spruce?

Do not hesitate! Its a great group of people to work with and I am really enjoying this experience

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