Amy first became interested in studying law when she took a constitutional law class in high school. She attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. with Honors in “Law and Society.” Amy received a J.D. from NYU School of Law and spent a year clerking for a federal district court judge in Vermont. Although originally a New Yorker, Amy now lives in Concord, MA, where she has become a big Patriots fan. For the past 25 years, she has worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, representing the Commonwealth in civil litigation in state and federal court, in a broad range of cases involving issues of constitutional and statutory law. She particularly enjoys the public-service nature of the job and the fact that it is writing-intensive, requiring the frequent submission of briefs and other written legal arguments presented in court.
Amy has worked with others on writing projects in a variety of settings. In her job as an Assistant Attorney General, she regularly reviews and edits the work of more junior attorneys. She has mentored a middle-school student through the Citizen Schools program in Boston. More recently, she has tutored high school students in writing, with a focus on college application essays. Amy loves the craft of writing, and she enjoys helping students express their ideas through the written word.
Outside of work, Amy enjoys skiing, cooking, reading, and movies. She has two children, who are now young adults, and who hold the biggest place in her heart. After a many-year hiatus, Amy has returned to taking lessons in jazz piano and is finding it very enriching.