Amy grew up in Clinton, NY, where her father coached swimming, soccer, and lacrosse at Hamilton College. She received her BA from Hamilton in 1987 and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009. She lives and works in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and teaches animation and drawing at Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA) and Lesley University College of Art and Design (Cambridge, MA). She has taught in the area since 2000.