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Amy is an academic advisor in the SHRS Center for Advising and Student Success. She works primarily with students in the undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science, as she has since 2002. Amy has held various titles and duties within the Rehabilitation Science program, including special projects coordinator, program associate and assistant director, in addition to her advising role. Prior to Pitt, Amy has worked as support staff, clinical coordinator and educator in women’s health; an HIV test counselor and educator; and has created educational materials and programming for lay home health visitors in middle Tennessee, Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.

In her advising, Amy hopes to create an environment where all students feel valued and thrive, pushing themselves to grow not only academically and professionally but personally. She has a particular interest in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, global awareness and creative exploration.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in History and Women’s Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio. She earned a Master’s in Public Policy and Management degree with a focus on non-profit management and diversity issues from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Fun fact: Amy hails from Nashville, Tennessee and has lived in Guatemala City, Guatemala and Portland, Oregon before moving to Pittsburgh. She loves to travel, experience new things and eat chocolate.