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Amy Smith (formerly Amy Matteson) grew up in San Luis Obispo and moved to Santa Barbara to study English and professional editing as an honors student at UCSB. She’s been an intern, proofreader, and copy editor at The Independent and is currently copy chief. She has also worked in retail, volunteered at the Humane Society, covered community events for UCSB’s newspaper, presented her creative writing at academic conferences, and, in the past, played violin and viola in a youth symphony and sang in a ska band. When she’s not getting The Indy ready for print, she’s enjoying fashion, outdoor fun, running, and freelance editing. Her other interests include psychology, women’s rights, and animals.