» Amy Hammer

Amy Hammer

Assistant Director of Admission


Biography in brief:

Amy is a two time graduate of Chapman University, most recently finishing her MBA in the spring of 2020. As an undergraduate she was a Communication Studies major with a double minor in Psychology and Integrated Educational Studies, and was involved in Greek Life, Chapman Radio, and the Orientation program. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and was raised in a Giants and 49ers household.   

Advice from Amy:

Think of your application like it is a puzzle the admission committee is trying to put together. Make sure there are no pieces missing and help us fill in the blanks. We want to know who you are in the classroom, in your community, what you are looking for in your future school and how Chapman plays into that.

Amy’s favorite spot on campus:

My favorite spot on-campus is Musco Lawn, which didn’t even exist when I was a student! Every summer our Alumni Engagement Office hosts an Alumni Summer Bash on Musco Lawn and it’s a great time to bring friends back to campus outside of Homecoming.

Amy’s best admission memory:

Senior year I became an Orientation Leader (OL), a role that helps incoming students and their families acclimate to the college environment. During the final day of Orientation, the entire staff of OL’s came together to reminisce and recap the experience. One of the younger OL’s stood up and started to reflect on how much Chapman meant to him. While explaining, he attributed coming to Chapman to having me as a tour guide and said my tour excited him to come to a school with students like me. It was one of the biggest compliments I ever received, and a humbling realization of how impactful admissions work can have on another person’s life.

Fast Facts:

3 words to describe myself: gregarious, optimistic and passionate.

Favorite subject: Psychology

Role model: My student government advisor in high school. He led by example, taught our class about servant leadership, and inspired me to work in education.

Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Thomas Rhett

Name a Hashtag to Describe Yourself: #nailedit

Book you would read again: Educated by Tara Westover

Favorite summer activity: Riding roller coasters and eating ice cream…but not at the same time.

Best movie of all time: Any movie with Christmas involved (It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, While You Were Sleeping)

Favorite quote and by whom: “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.” - Sheryl Crow in her song, Soak up the Sun

Dream job: To be one of the friends on the TV show Friends