Full Name
Amy Nakamoto
Job Title
General Manager, Social Impact
Discovery Education
Speaker Bio
Amy Nakamoto’s career has been centered at the intersection of the education, nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors to address challenges and opportunities that support the positive development of students, young people, and related stakeholders. As Executive Vice President, Social Impact at Discovery Education, Nakamoto has culminated her experience to lead a growing division of an emerging ed tech company to strategically connect corporate and community partners to K-12 school classrooms via real-world content, large-scale critical issue coalitions, and direct partnerships with school districts.

Prior to joining Discovery Education, Nakamoto has served as an executive director and board member of youth-focused nonprofits, led grantmaking and philanthropic strategy in the private foundation sector. Under Nakamoto’s leadership, Discovery Education became a founding member and anchor partner in the STEM Careers Coalition, a multi-stakeholder initiative connecting classrooms to corporations at unprecedented scale to support under-represented student communities to high quality educational experiences. Most recently, Nakamoto has been leading strategy for educational support in critical issue areas such as Social-Emotional Learning, workforce development, and sustainability.

Nakamoto has a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University, as well as master’s degrees in sport science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and education from University of Pennsylvania. She lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, four children, and two dogs.
Amy Nakamoto