Amy Stapleton has long imagined a future where voice assistants and robots entertain us with compelling stories, while engaging us in meaningful conversation. With degrees in English and German Literature, Amy wanted to become a writer, but transitioned into an IT career and eventually worked at NASA managing enterprise software projects. When Alexa was launched, Amy began experimenting with interactive storytelling skills. She continues to champion a new form of storytelling that leverages voice technology to connect storyteller and listener. Her company is focused on building simple tools authors can use to create conversational story experiences. Amy works directly with writers to publish their original content on the Alexa platform, for listeners to engage with and enjoy.
Stapleton holds a Ph.D. in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.