Ami is a near lifelong resident of the area, growing up in White Bear Lake and White Bear Township. She attended local public schools where she enjoyed singing in the choir and competing in History Day contests.
After graduating from high school Ami spent two years at St. Olaf College, studying psychology and enjoying small town life in Northfield, MN. She completed her college education at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Throughout her childhood, Ami’s parents emphasized the importance of helping others and giving back to the community, values that inspired her to pursue service in AmeriCorps after I graduated from college. Ami then returned to the University of Minnesota, where she studied social policy and prevention science at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and graduated with a Master’s degree in public policy.
Ami has worked in both the public and private sector and with a variety of nonprofit organizations. She has spent a lot of time working and volunteering in schools and is a fierce advocate for education and economic security issues.
Ami currently works in the Extended Day program for the White Bear Lake school district.