About Me

Hi! I'm Amy, a full-stack developer who particularly enjoys working on back-end applications. I'm based in Chicago, IL and have over three years of full-time remote work experience.

Career Journey

I started working in tech in 2018 after graduating from The Firehose Project's full-stack web development bootcamp. Before that, I was an educator for nearly a decade: I taught elementary and high school, then spearheaded the adoption of culturally relevant curriculum design for a national college success non-profit.

I'd like to think this career change would make my 15-year-old self very happy: I taught myself HTML and CSS as a high schooler to build fan sites and online journal templates. You can read a longer version of my path into tech here.

How I Work

I'm methodical about breaking down complex problems.

I enjoy reading and learning from others' code.

I collaborate to identify solutions.

I invest in researching implementation options.

I thoroughly document fixes and features I write.

I love that there is always something more to learn.

Random Facts

I love running, hiking, bouldering, and yoga.

I studied English and Linguistics in college.

I speak Spanish and a little bit of Catalán, and I'm learning Korean.

I'm a huge Lord of the Rings nerd.

I spent most of my teenage years training to become a professional clarinetist.


Certificate, Software Engineering

The Firehose Project, 2018

Master of Arts in Teaching

Dominican University, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in English

Grinnell College, 2010

About This Site

This site was built with Gatsby and designed by me. Icons are from Font Awesome, Ionicons, Game Icons and Devicon; fonts are from Google.