Amy Hjerstedt was elected as a Director to the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) for the 2016-2018 term at the 2016 LWVUS National Convention.
Amy has served on four LWV boards—Portland, OR (LWVPDX), San Diego, CA (LWVSD), Eastern Upper Peninsula, MI (LWVEUP (state unit)), and Arlington, VA (LWV-Arlington). In 2013, Amy founded LWVEUP.
In addition to her local League work, Amy served on a state study committee—LWVC Initiative and Referendum. She also co-Chaired the Young People Task Force, served as a LWVUS Diversity Advisor, and served as a Shur Fellow/National Coach to NY, FL, TX, and WI and helped coach PA and MN.
Amy has an A.A. in Liberal Arts from College of Alameda (2006), a B.S. from Portland State University (2008), and a Master’s of Arts in Political Science from American Public University (2012). Before college, Amy served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a boatswain’s mate second class, a small boat instructor, and a boarding team member. Amy went to high school in Buffalo, Missouri and served her Coast Guard career in northern California.
Amy has two young sons, Lucas, 4 and Gabriel, 7. She is married to Michael, an active duty Coast Guard officer, and they live in Arlington, VA.