Hi, I'm Amy.
Birthed from the beaches of Florida in 1986,
I navigate the waves of bullshit well.
I get it. I've worked for a decade in the problem-solving
maze of user experience, technology & business.
Trained in the participatory observatory of anthropology, I have deep expertise in the human experience. I know how to listen with awareness, empathy & kindness.
My values are everything to me.
Long-term, short-term, I'm here for ya. Whatever it takes.
I suffered through numerous obstacles in my life and career. We will take these things head on, together.
Also I'm a Taurus.
You see this website? Of course you do.
So then you understand completely the dedication I place on self-expression.
We'll get to the core of your authentic self
and celebrate along the way.
Agency over yourself, your energy, your life. We have more control than we think. We can have more impact than we realize.
Sometimes all it takes is a bit of reframing to see the possibilities and create a life that is completely yours.
The daring is in the doing. The audacity in being yourself as you forge a path for your life is such an incredible gift. Unleash it onto the world.
Transparency, honesty, excellence, authenticity and integrity to my values - this is my signature.
Socioeconomic inequality, racism, sexism, and all the other horrible -isms. I’m here to burn it all down and build up a world that is
inclusive of all of us.
WRITING, TALKS & PODCASTS
10 years of blogging on the topics of user experience, design, applied anthropology, research, careers, and organizational culture.
Interview with Debbie Levitt (available on Youtube and Delta CX podcast)
Panel with Adam Gamwell for the Brandeis University Seminar Series: New Career Trajectories for the PhD
Design by Anthropologists Blog
National Association of the Practice of Anthropology
Interview with Daveena Tauber on the 10-year anniversary of my blog, Anthropologizing.
Research Practice: Stories and Lessons from Product Research Leaders. Edited by Gregg Bernstein.
Panel discussion on ethics in tech and design with anthropologists Angela Ramer, "John Anon" and Adam Gamwell
This Anthro Life with Adam Gamwell
Using Anthropology in the World: A Guide to
Becoming an Anthropologist Practitioner.
Edited by Riall W. Nolan, Routledge Press
Users Know, Laura Klein
Article for Anthropology News,
American Anthropological Association
Practicing Anthropology, Volume 36, Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology