Amy, as part of a military family, was raised in Germany, Korea, and the United States. She attended nursing school at Pacific Lutheran University and commissioned in the United States Army as an Army Nurse with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Her first assignment was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. During her first deployment to Iraq, she found inspiration in the Provincial Reconstruction Teams who were building medical capacity in the city of Tikrit, and made a career switch to become a Civil Affairs Officer. On her next deployment, she managed development projects in Afghanistan and worked with the United Nations Assistance Mission Afghanistan (UNAMA) Civil Affairs officer to assist with women’s rights initiatives in Baghlan Province. She is interested in civil-military cooperation in areas of instability and is a current student at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is working towards her Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) with a concentration in National Security and Global Policy. In her free time she enjoys running, outdoor activities, and traveling.