Amini’s childhood directly influenced her career. She was raised in Kenya, East Africa, and lived in Moscow while teaching English and developing fluency in Russian. Professionally, Amini has worked in the non-profit arena with a focus on social services and international education. She holds over 20 years of administrative and data/budget analysis and project-based experience with an expertise in re-configuring processes and design in efforts to maximize efficiency. Her past employers include the Chicago Community Trust, American College of Surgeons, and DePaul University.
Amini has a bachelor's degree in russian and business administration and is currently completing a master’s degree in non-profit administration.