Amy has been on staff at the BTC Institute since 2004. She serves as the Education Director. In this role, she coordinates curriculum design, development,  implementation, and evaluation for college-level and graduate-level courses offered through the Institute, in addition to professional development offerings and high school courses. The BTC Institute model for educational experiences aims to connect theoretical learning with concrete examples through the use of hands-on laboratory experiences for every level of learner, from non-scientist to those with many years of laboratory experience.

Amy has undergraduate degrees from UW-Madison in Molecular Biology and French (1999). She was awarded the Hilldale scholarship for research for her work 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 has served as both a mentor and instructor for the Dane County Youth Apprenticeship Program in Biotechnology. In addition, Amy holds an adjunct faculty position with the UW-Madison Neuroscience Training Program and a staff position as an educational researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.

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