Our mission

Working to build a more open, participatory world

We want everyone to benefit from online video content. We believe that accessibility, inclusion, and belonging lead to a more understanding and caring world.

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The Amara Difference

Amara is a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3). As a nonprofit, our mission is built into the structure of our organization.

Nonprofit Tech

To support our mission, we’re building a new path at the intersection of nonprofit and tech. We have created an innovative approach to making media content accessible worldwide with our cloud-based software platform:

  • ✔ Award-Winning Captioning and Subtitling Editor
  • ✔ Collaborative Team Management Workspace
  • ✔ Expert team of 2500+ professional linguists

The Amara Community

Our community is made up of online educators, filmmakers, volunteers, language experts, partners, and funders. We all work together to make it possible for more people to benefit from the growing volume of video content available.

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Amara Volunteers

Amara is powered by people who care. Help make video accessible around the globe by volunteering for a caption or translation team.

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Amara On Demand Clients

NOWNESS is a movement launched in 2010 for creative excellence in storytelling across art, design, fashion, beauty, music, food, and travel.

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Amara Enterprise Clients

Net in Nederland is a website from the public broadcaster offering refugees and immigrants a guide to Dutch society through fully translated content.

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Amara Partners

Wikitongues collects video oral histories from each of the world's more than 7,000 language communities to preserve our common cultural heritage.

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Help Fund Our Mission

PCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating technologies, services, and supporting communities to ensure a more collaborative, inclusive world. All revenues earned from Amara products and services support program, administrative, and operational costs related to PCF’s mission-driven efforts.

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Our Core Team

Meet the insanely talented, culturally diverse, and fun group of people that make up the Amara team. 👇

Erin O'Driscoll

Erin O'Driscoll (she/her)

Client Success Manager


Nerja, Spain

Archaeologist, sunbather, karaoke singer

Rieann Brown

Rieann Brown (she/her)

Tech Support Project Manager, Key Accounts



Star gazer, mycologist, dreamer

Allison Buford Moon

Allison Buford Moon (they/them)

Product Specialist & Marketing Associate


Clemson, SC, USA

Writer, designer, plant parent

Jenny Lam-Chowdhury

Jenny Lam-Chowdhury (she/her)

Operations Manager


New York, NY, USA

Food explorer, culinary translator

Marília Correia

Marília Correia (she/her)

Assistant Operations Manager


Recife, Brazil

Traveler, translator, soccer fan

Fran Ontanaya

Fran Ontanaya (he/him)

Senior Technical Operations Manager


Torrent, Spain

Sci-fi fan, computer geek

Joanna Lam

Joanna Lam (she/her)

Senior Project Manager


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Baker, student mode

Thais M. Barros

Thais M. Barros (she/her)

Senior Project Manager & Marketing Associate


São Paulo, Brazil

Dogs, plants and food enthusiast

Sebastião Nascimento

Sebastião Nascimento (he/him)

Senior Project Manager


Curitiba, Brazil

History, music, and literature lover

Melanie Dychinco-Ty

Melanie Dychinco-Ty (she/her)

Senior Project Manager


Quezon City, Philippines

Artist, researcher, musician, and bowler

Natalia Savvidi

Natalia Savvidi (she/her)

Senior Project Manager


Athens, Greece

Physicist, programmer, translator, hiker

Viviane M.

Viviane M. (she/her)

Senior Project Manager, Key Accounts


Vacaville, CA, USA

Amateur chef, chocolate and photography enthusiast

Ronald Osure

Ronald Osure (he/him)

Lead Software Engineer


Nairobi, Kenya

Cyclist, minimalist, astro nerd

Dan Reyes

Dan Reyes (he/him)

Software Engineer


Metro Manila, Philippines

Pet parent, Boba tea lover

Margarita Shamraeva

Margarita Shamraeva (she/her)

Quality Assurance Manager


Vancouver, Canada

Technology fan, language learner, table tennis player

Laura Morgantini

Laura Morgantini (she/her)

VP Product and Delivery


Qualicum Beach, Canada

Sports and outdoor enthusiast

Robert P.

Robert P. (he/him)

Amara Product and UX Designer


Canary Islands, Spain

Dreamer & Maker

Kathy Torres

Kathy Torres (she/her)

Finance and Human Resources


Aldie, VA, USA

Puzzler, soccer and swimming fan, tech-aficionado

Rieann Brown

Rieann Brown (she/her)




Star gazer, mycologist, dreamer

Viviane M.

Viviane M. (she/her)



Vacaville, CA, USA

Amateur chef, chocolate and photography enthusiast

Dean Jansen

Dean Jansen (he/him)

Executive Director and CEO


Albuquerque, NM, USA

Roller skater, cook, grower of stuff

Our Expertise

Working to build a more inclusive media ecosystem since 2006.

Translation and Localization Services

Order from our expert Translation and Localization Team - Amara on Demand. With 2500+ language experts, Amara ensures your captions and subtitles are created by native speakers in order to localize your content for better cultural engagement.

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Subtitle Editor

Use our multi-award winning Editor: A cloud-based do-it-yourself solution with world class captioning and subtitling features. Suitable for teams and projects of all sizes.

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