Amy Dingler graduated from Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia, where she was president of the French Honor Society and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Dingler founded the International Friends Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to students who want to experience other cultures but do not have the resources to do so. In fall 2012, Dingler returned from spending a year abroad as part of the Campus Y’s Global Gap Year Fellowship, which provides financial support for an international service-based gap year that combines work, travel and volunteer service for a minimum of six months. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to first-year students who are admitted to UNC, but defer enrollment for a gap year experience. Dingler’s travels took her to India to work with Missionaries of Charity and Dadawas Initiative; Italy to work with Caritas Menthas; Hungary to work with Foundation for Democratic Youth; and Madagascar to work with Reef Doctor. Amy is undecided about her major, and will be working with SCALE (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education).