Amie moved to Portland to study law at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in 1996. As a student, Amie was honored with a Steven Manas scholarship and graduated as a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. Amie worked in environmental policy, did plaintiff's work, and was active in the Portland political and environmental scene before taking time off to raise her two daughters. Amie currently works at Student Legal Services (SLS) at Portland State. Prior to joining SLS, Amie was in private practice doing family law for two years. At SLS Amie works with students primarily on family law and bankruptcy issues. When not working, Amie enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, gardening, reading, and enjoying Oregon Pinots.