Amaya grew up in a German-Spanish household. Originally from La Paz, she was adopted by a German mother and a Spanish father and lived in various countries throughout her childhood.
She moved to the UK in 2006 to start a Degree in Economics and, after completing her studies, spent the following year and a half doing volunteering work with refugees and local organisations helping the most vulnerable in society.
She then moved to the Netherlands for a year to study European politics at postgraduate level. However, Amaya found the country unwelcoming and struggled to fit in, so she decided to return to England and shortly after found a job at the Citizens Advice Bureau, where she still works today.