Amy attained her MA degree majoring in Migration and Ethnic Studies, from Universiteit van Amsterdam in December 2003. In 2001, she graduated from the University at Albany with an MA in Sociology. In 2003, Amy started her career as a programme manager at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and in 2008 she became the Project Coordinator of the National Institute for the study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy. From 2009 to 2010, she was a lecturer in Webster University, teaching Applied Behavioural and Social Sciences. Meanwhile, she became the lecturer in the Nyenrode New Business School in subject of Leadership and Transformative Business, Sociology and Cross Cultural Management. At the same business school she became the Educational Development Officer in 2015. Amy has worked for Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences from October 2017 as a senior lecturer in the subjects of Entrepreneurship and Society, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Management, Leadership & Organisation, and Sociology & Organisational Behaviour.