Amy studied German and French at the Ohio State University, graduating with a B.A. in 2013. She then spent a year teaching English in Salzburg, Austria. She is interested in studying lyric poetry and the process of (poetic) creativity, with a focus on women writers in the Romantic era and contemporary Austrian poets, in particular Friederike Mayröcker. Her undergraduate thesis on the translation of musicality both analyzed the process of musical translation and essayed her theory on a selection of poems, and she hopes to deepen her knowledge of both translation and music at Carolina-Duke. Some of Amy's other enthusiasms include sewing (a class in Salzburg helped her to make the dirndl pictured), knitting, baking, and exploring green places by bike.