Eva Armour has spent the past 20 years working with communities in conflict to envision and build a more just and peaceful reality.
Eva first joined Seeds of Peace as a counselor at its Camp in Maine and became part of the full-time team the following year. She has created every job she has ever held, each one born from seeing and being willing to meet a pressing need. She currently serves as the Director of Impact and Strategy, where she gets to ask and explore hard questions about what works, what doesn’t, and how we know.
Previously, she spent 10 years as the Director of Global Programs, where she built a theory of change and programmatic framework to support teams leading local programs with youth and educators; the years before that were spent living in Israel/Palestine, bringing young people together throughout the Middle East to deepen relationships and develop leadership skills.
Eva believes deeply in collective liberation and community-building as the foundation for social justice. Outside of Seeds of Peace, she organizes for racial justice and prison abolition with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) in Boston, and sits on the Board of Directors of Empathy for Peace, This Teenage Life, and Activate Labs.
Eva has published in The Christian Science Monitor and featured in Le Figaro and a best-selling book featuring rising social entrepreneurs. She holds a Masters degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University and a BA from Tufts University. She lives in Cambridge, Mass., and finds herself at home in London, Israel/Palestine, and New York City.
She lives for her two children, Annie and Amos; writers like June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Arundhati Roy, and Shailja Patel who inform and expand her imagination for a better world; and the pursuit of all things hygge.
“I love the first day of Camp, when I see hundreds of teenagers get off the buses and start a journey that I know will affect them for the rest of their lives.”