Amy was born in Washington state when her dad was working on his graduate studies. At the age of five, her parents moved the family back to their country of origin, Sudan.
She earned her B.S. in rural Extension, education, and development from Ahfad University for Women in Sudan. While in Sudan, she worked for many non-profit organizations on community development and women empowerment. She also worked for the United Nations World Food Program, in Sudan (2005-2006). In 2006, she came to the United States and earned her Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Development with a focus on development management from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont. After graduating from SIT, she lived and worked in Europe (Germany and United Kingdom). In the United Kingdom, she joined Refugee Women of Bristol as a member of the management committee and an acting project manager (2009-2011). In 2011, she went back to Sudan where she worked as a research coordinator for UNICEF Sudan and University of Zurich on a joint project until 2014. In August 2014, she joined OSU Extension as a program evaluation specialist.
Assist with conducting a statewide, asset-based/capacity-building approach to needs assessment
Develop and conduct training for qualitative research methods
Assist with qualitative research projects and data analysis