That job inspired her to work for a year in South Africa on a project developing children’s literature for developing countries. She then earned a master’s degree in English literature in 2000 at Mills College, after which she worked for the Packard Foundation as assistant communications director for two years. She went from there to AYUSA, a global youth exchange program. She also volunteered her time and leadership for an astonishing number of organizations, including serving on the Development / Fundraising Committee at BAWT for over three years. That generosity of spirit also meant that Amy made friends everywhere she went – and she went seemingly everywhere.Her exuberant smile and natural sense of humor made Amy a natural friend to everyone. Amy’s physical energy was equally intense – she ran marathons, including Boston in 2003, biked, (often to work), swam and hiked. Her vigor was the stuff of legend, and much of it was expressed in the mountains and natural areas where she felt most at home. Amy spent her summers in the outdoors with her family at their cabin community in Soda Springs.