As the original director of Rising Star Outreach, Amy Antonelli spent several years living and working among the leprosy-affected people of India. After studying history at BYUI, she went on to work as a spokeswoman for Steve Jobs at Apple, a strategist for the M-team at Facebook, and as the CEO and co-founder of Sparkplug. She served a mission in Italy/Malta, and recently earned an MPA from Harvard.​