Member since: 2011
Major: Committee on Evolutionary Biology
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
That girl down by the ocean cooing over some colorful slimy creature in her hand? That girl who has to correct anyone who says anything inaccurate about dinosaurs? That girl whose nose is stuck in a book called Molecular Systematics and Phylogeography of Mollusks? That girl who solved a Rubik's cube for her high school talent show? Yep. That's Amy.
Amy is a first year Ph.D student interested in marine ecology and evolutionary biology, with a sunny disposition to match her sunny home state of California. Though she grew up in, like, the OC, she somehow avoided being on any reality shows and found a home for herself in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Integrative Biology, then spent a year working for the National Park Service at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, both of which officially established her identity as a hippie. You can spot her as the one shivering through her first Chicago winter and lamenting the lack of fresh vegetables.
In addition to her interests in biology, she has also been singing for as long as she can remember, from Disney songs to Mozart, musical theater to gospel choir. She is no stranger to a cappella- as an undergrad she sang with Berkeley's all-female a cappella group, the California Golden Overtones, from 2006-2008. She's excited to have rejoined the a cappella community, to again make music with friends, and to entertain audiences far and wide!