Alchemical Entrepreneur and Baltimore native, Amy Short expresses her highest good and feels her happiest when working to create, shape, shepherd, and sustain participatory communities that engender personal and societal transformation. Amy’s vision of collective social impact includes her work through 2015 founding and growing NYC Social: a friend factory for young professionals in New York City that worked to eradicate loneliness and touched over 20,000 lives annually. Amy also spent several years as volunteer facilitator of the life-affirming Opening the Heart workshop and has established the Drug War Memorial, an online memorial for the casualties of the War on Drugs. Amy also serves on the board of the O+ Festival. You can find Amy walking the cobblestone streets of Lisbon, Portugal, playing in the dust of Black Rock City, tending to her backyard garden, and zooming around the Catskill mountains on her vintage Honda motorcycle.