Amy has worked with the BTC Institute since 1999, but came on staff full time in June 2004. She serves as the coordinator for most of the adult outreach and continuing education programs offered. The BTC Institute model for adult educational experiences aim to connect theoretical learning with concrete examples through the use of hands-on laboratory experiences for every level of adult learner, from non-scientist to those with many years’ laboratory experience. In addition to her role as coordinator, Amy serves as an instructor and is involved in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of new and existing courses for adults.
Amy has undergraduate degrees from UW-Madison in Molecular Biology and French (1999). She was awarded the Hilldale scholarship for research for her work with analyzing gene expression in Hyla versicolor. She received a master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education (2003), and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison (2012).
Amy is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The American Society for Engineering Education, the American Educational Research Association and BioForward. She has served as both a mentor and instructor for the Dane County Youth Apprenticeship Program in Biotechnology. In addition, Amy holds adjunct faculty positions with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Clinical Laboratory Sciences program and the UW-Madison Neuroscience Training Program and a staff position as an educational researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.