Amy Smith is associate editor of the National Catholic Register, a service of EWTN, where she edits features and likes to write about everything from hope and saints (her favorites are Thérèse and Gianna) to Jane Austen. She is the author of the new book The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2020). She is a FOCUS student alumna who led a Bible study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/St. Johns Catholic Newman Center.