Amy, a former pollster, studies political psychology and public opinion relating to political scandal, emotion, voting behavior, and religion. Her work in comparative politics looks at the impact of exit polls in authoritarian countries and the effects of different electoral institutions on vote choice. She is also a contributor to the Social Perception Lab in the Psychology Department. Amy earned her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Italian from Rutgers University and holds a Masters in Teaching from The College of New Jersey.