Amy is a multilingual communications and culture expert with a background in developing global communications, workforce development, and experiential learning programs for Fortune 100 companies, universities, and multiple global non-profits. She has lived in Germany and Austria (as well as spent extensive time in France), where she conducted doctoral research on how monsters in late 19th and early 20th century European literature reflected cultural anxieties linked to the rise of nationalism, changing gender norms, and new discoveries in public health.
After finishing her PhD, she led the development of an executive communications program for the Global Cybersecurity team at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. As part of this role, she also served as an educational strategist for the Global Center for Cybersecurity @ Cortex – a global non-profit convening cybersecurity executive leadership from industry, universities, government entities, and the military. Amy is currently the Director of the Biomedical Careers Initiative in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she partners with local, national, and international organizations to arrange internships and other experiential learning opportunities for Hopkins PhD trainees and Postdoctoral Fellows. In her free-time, Amy is a singer-songwriter, yoga-enthusiast, and former dog trainer specializing in Pitbulls, Mastiffs, and other large and giant breed dogs.