Amy graduated from Pepperdine University in 2016 with a BS in Chemistry. During her undergraduate career, she applied herself to various disciplines of research, ranging from analytical and physical-atmospheric chemistry, to cell, developmental, and cancer biology. Wanting to learn more about the molecular basis of diseases and drugs, she chose to pursue her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington. Amy joined the Xu lab in the summer of 2017 and her project focuses on the biological activity of oxysterols in the context of SLOS. Outside of the laboratory, she enjoys camping, hiking to and swimming in alpine lakes, playing with dogs, and reading.