Amy is from Spokane, Washington and has always loved the ocean and is currently an amateur sailor-in-training. She briefly lived in Miami, where she experienced sea level rise firsthand. That brought her to San Diego to study Climate Science and Policy at Scripps Oceanography in 2016
Amy has engaged in environmental education in many forms: as a classroom teacher, Ocean Connectors volunteer, outreach specialist, graduate instructor, and aquarium intern. One of her favorite experiences was designing and teaching a field-based marine ecology course for fifth graders during a summer camp in LA.
Amy’s experiences have fostered a deep commitment to equity-focused pedagogy, particularly when it comes to teaching students about climate mitigation and adaptation. Her approach is to facilitate conversations that emphasize interdependence, connection, and reciprocity.
“I like to think imaginatively with students to answer the question, ‘how do we live differently?'”