Amy is Brighton born and bred (or Hove actually). She is a postgraduate with a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and an undergraduate degree in Criminology with Psychology. She also has a Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
Before her studies Amy was the National Champion for Irish Dancing and taught Irish Dancing for many years.
During her education she was the Course Representative, and despite her criminal background she was a member of a Cheerleading squad where she performed and promoted various charities and events such as Macmillan, Breast Cancer, The Great South Run and Portsmouth Football Club.
She has worked as a personal and behaviour support assistant and as an academic support worker in schools around Hampshire and at The University of Portsmouth.