Amy Cheng is the instructor of Stanford e-Kagoshima City for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). As of 2023 she has returned to SPICE on a part-time basis while she continues to work at Sony Interactive Entertainment as senior manager of a 12-member content creation team in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to Sony, she was a technical/education writer at Pearson Education as well as a curriculum writer for SPICE. In the earlier years with SPICE, she helped develop curricular units on Hiroshima, China in the 21st century, and U.S.–Mexico relations.
In the mid-1990s, Amy was a graduate student at Stanford University, completing coursework toward an M.A. in East Asian Studies and an M.A. in International Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education. She received her degree from the Center for East Asian Studies in 1998. As an undergraduate, Amy studied English at the University of California at Berkeley.
Amy was born in Yokohama, Japan, and immigrated to the Bay Area in the late 70s with her family. Besides Japan, she has lived in China and South Korea.