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Amy Siskind
Siskind in April 2018
Siskind in April 2018
Born December 16, 1965 (1965-12-16) (age 55)
Marblehead, Massachusetts U.S.
Occupation Activist, author
Alma mater Cornell University
NYU Stern School of Business
Subjects Politics, women's rights
Notable work The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (2018)
Years active 2008–present
Children 2

Amy Siskind (born December 16, 1965) is an American activist and writer. She is the author of The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (2018) and organizer of We the People March.

Early life and education

Siskind was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, to Jewish parents, Bernard Siskind and Selma Lipsky Siskind, and was the youngest of five siblings. She attended Marblehead High School, and was graduated in 1984. She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University in 1987, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the NYU Stern School of Business in 1992.


Early career

As a Wall Street executive, Siskind was a innovator and expert in the distressed debt trading market. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in 1996, at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner. Siskind worked 20 years on Wall Street before she retired in 2006.

Political activism

Personal life

Siskind lives in Westchester County, New York with her two children. She is openly lesbian.

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