Amit Paley

CEO & Executive Director, The Trevor Project

Focus Area: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

Before serving as CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, Amit spent six years as a counselor for the organization’s 24/7 hotline, answering thousands of calls from youth in crisis. Formerly an associate partner at McKinsey & Company, Amit also worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, where his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He has served as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurial journalism at City University of New York. Amit holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a master’s from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.


The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Their life-saving programs and services create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online, and through text.

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