Amy started playing in the 5th grade, continuing throughout her junior and high school years, and earned a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. As a Blue Devil, Amy was a 4-yr starting outside hitter and earned a number of awards, including:
In 1998, Amy enrolled in graduate school at Florida State University to study sports nutrition. As a Seminole, Amy taught undergraduate nutrition courses and organized a community nutrition program funded by the USDA. Amy earned a master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences in 2000 and has been professionally working in the health and nutrition field ever since.
In 2003, Amy returned to Europe with her family, this time to Italy where she played professionally for GS Marzola, Volano Volley and Torrefranca di Mattarello, while at the same time starting up a nutrition consulting business. For more than 11 years, Amy worked with professional and recreational athletes, adults, children, seniors, schools, private companies and non-profit organizations as a nutrition consultant.
In March 2014, Amy relocated back to the US, when she joined the faculty of Virginia Tech University specializing in the development and execution of educational programs in food, nutrition and fitness. Amy also joined the faculty of The Art Institute of Virginia Beach and taught nutrition to undergraduate students in the culinary department. Amy currently works for Pfizer in Bethesda, MD.