Amy was born in San Jose and attended San Benito High School in Hollister, California. She studied history and political science at Santa Clara University, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Science.
Amy attended Santa Clara University School of Law and was a Comments Editor on the Santa Clara Law Review. In law school, Amy worked as a Research Assistant at the Northern California Innocence Project, where she worked on cases of prisoners claiming actual innocence and wrongful conviction. She also interned Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, where she assisted indigent clients with their consumer law issues.
Prior to joining the Henshaw Law Office, Amy worked as a volunteer law clerk for the Honorable Arthur Weissbrodt in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. As a clerk, Amy researched and drafted proposed decisions on motions filed in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.