Raised outside of Philadelphia, Amy studied Sociology and Political Science with a focus on food systems at Pennsylvania State University. Afterwards, she trekked west to pursue good food, good beer and outdoor adventures in Portland, Oregon and followed that up with a stint with the Peace Corps. Amy spent three years in Paraguay as a beekeeping and agriculture volunteer and returned to the United States for graduate school at New York University for a Master’s Degree in Food Studies. Amy is currently writing incessantly, slinging vegetables, drinking large quantities of coffee and reading everything possible about food, agriculture, politics and culture.