Amy has a degree in Zoology from Leeds University but her lived experience of mental health difficulties caused her to get involved with volunteering and working in the mental health landscape.

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. She worked on health and wellbeing campaigning and advocacy, particularly around mental health, drug harm reduction, and period poverty.

Amy is also a former trustee of Unipol Student Homes.

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