As Director of Counseling, Amy sees undergraduate and graduate students as well as the broader Charlottesville community, including married couples and UVA staff. She holds an M.A. in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
Amy started working at the Study Center as the Director of Undergraduate Ministries for Women. She earned her bachelor's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Before coming to Charlottesville, Amy was Director of Family Services at Sunshine Mission, a homeless shelter and community outreach center near downtown St. Louis.
Amy is married to Wes Zell and they have three sons: Elias, Griffin, and Wiley.