Amy received her undergraduate degree in Education & Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and her Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. After graduation, she worked as a research coordinator in the Laboratory for Body Composition Assessment across the Lifespan under Dr. Holly Hull and started her PhD in the fall of 2018. Amy’s research works with pregnant women and their offspring to understand how dietary and environmental exposures impact weight gain during pregnancy and infant adipose tissue accrual and distribution. The interventions are focused around reducing the risk of disease development for both the mother and the infant later in life. Amy is interested in studying the microbiome as a possible mechanism for dietary intervention effects during pregnancy and early infancy and plans to look at how omega-3 fatty acid supplementation during pregnancy impacts the infant microbiome for her dissertation.