After L&C, Amy worked at Starbucks for a little over 2 years while she was figuring out her career plan. She applied for public health grad programs and decided to move south to attend Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As a grad student, Amy worked on studies assessing racial/ethnic disparities in HIV. After she received her Masters of Public Health in 2013, she was a research fellow at the CDC through the ORISE program, which turned in to a full-time position. She currently works on the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system, where she analyzes data, writes manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, builds databases, and provides technical assistance to local health departments implementing the project. Her research includes areas of stigma, discrimination, and social determinants of health pertaining to HIV.
During her grad program, she met her husband Zach and they got married in 2016. They live in Atlanta with their two cats. Amy enjoys biking, craft beer, and going to Atlanta United soccer games