Amit was born and raised in New York City to parents from Argentina and Israel. As Senior Class President of Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan during 9/11, he successfully invited Bill Clinton to speak at his graduation ceremony. At Penn, Amit continued to be involved in student government, serving as Chairman of the Huntsman Program Student Advisory Board. He was also a member of ZBT fraternity and gave information sessions to prospective students in his role as a Wharton Ambassador. While studying abroad at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon, he taught English classes at a local high school and interned at a fashion industry association in his spare time. He also traveled throughout the continent, and was particularly smitten with Central Europe. Amit is fluent in English and French and proficient in Hebrew and Spanish.
After graduating from the Program, Amit spent a year traveling to Latin America, Israel, and Asia, and lobbying Congress to fund healthcare coverage for 9/11 victims. He has also served as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman's Financial Services practice. In 2008, he left consulting to found MoveRight Therapeutics, a company offering healthy typing videos and training for computer and Blackberry users who want to be able to type without pain, discomfort, and injury.