A member of Hadassah Charlotte, Amy graduated from Southern Methodist University summa cum laude, majoring in English, and received her law degree from the Yale Law School and her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon graduation from law school, Amy clerked for United States District Judge Robert L. Carter, who prior to joining the bench, was one of the country’s most accomplished civil rights attorneys. Amy subsequently practiced insurance and securities litigation at the Wall Street law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Since moving from the New York City area to Charlotte, North Carolina almost two decades ago, Amy has contributed to the community in the areas of the arts, access to justice, education and refugee resettlement. Amy has served on the board of the McColl Center, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, and Temple Beth El. She has also chaired the Shalom Park Freedom School, a summer literacy program affiliated with the Children’s Defense Fund. Amy currently sits on the board of the Tow Foundation, a Connecticut-based foundation that makes grants in the arts, medical research, higher education and criminal justice. Additionally, Amy chairs Charlotte’s Jewish Community Refugee Initiative, and is a freelance writer for the Charlotte Jewish News.