Originally from Grimsby, Amy graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Zoology and is still based in West Yorkshire.

Amy's lived experience of mental health difficulties led to her time working and volunteering in roles relating to peer support and mental health.

She was elected as the Welfare Officer 2019/20 on Leeds University Union's Student Executive team, becoming a director and trustee of the charity alongside Unipol Student Homes. She worked on health and wellbeing campaigning and advocacy, particularly around mental health, drug harm reduction, and period poverty. 

She is a current member of the student mental health charity Student Minds' Advisory Committee.

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