Amie Newman is the Managing Editor for Impatient Optimists, the blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she was Managing Editor for RH Reality Check, an award-winning, daily online publication covering global reproductive and sexual health news and information. Amie began her communications career more than fifteen years ago, working in network and public television including MTV, NBC and WGBH. Most recently, Amie contributed to the newest edition of the seminal women's health publication, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Contact her at amie DOT newman AT gatesfoundation DOT org.