Master of Arts in Writing, concentration in science and medical writing. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Public Affairs. Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Bloomington, Indiana.
Bachelor of Science, Department of Natural Resources. Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Ithaca, New York.
Science Communication Coach, COMPASS. September 2015 – present. Design and lead workshops to train environmental (and other scientists) on communicating more effectively with policymakers, journalists, and others.
Freelance science and environment writer. January 2012 – present. See Published work for links to Amy’s features and commentary on environment and health.
Independent Consultant, Turnstone Consulting. April 2001 – December 2012. Independent consultant providing policy and program evaluation, project management, facilitation, strategic planning, and research and writing services to conservation groups, charitable foundations, and others. Issue areas included marine fisheries, sustainable seafood, marine protected areas, and ecosystem-based management. See other work for samples of reports and projects.
Ran Washington DC office of nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to advancing the science of marine conservation biology. Organized and facilitated scientific workshops. Conveyed information to policymakers, scientists, and the public in the popular and scientific literature.
Evaluated the impacts of federal water projects and policies on wildlife habitat. Influenced legislation by analyzing legislative proposals, working with conservation allies and communicating information to Congress.
Designed, researched, and wrote reports and testimony for Congress evaluating federal environmental programs in the Interior Department, Army Corps of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Public Affairs Assistant, The Ecological Society of America. September 1985- June 1987. Worked with scientists to increase scientific input in national environmental policymaking
Conversa Language School. San Jose, Costa Rica. May 2003
Rhodes Academy of International Ocean Law and Policy. Rhodes, Greece. Diploma. July 2000
American Conservation Film Festival – Selection and Programming Committee, Past President and Board Member
National Association of Science Writers -Regular Member
Society of Environmental Journalists – Associate Member
Awards & Honors
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
- Environmental Hero Award 2000
U.S. General Accounting Office
- Meritorious Service Award, 1994
- Special Recognition for Outstanding Performance, Special Commendation Awards 1990-1994
- Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
- Dean’s List
- Phi Kappa Phi and Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Societies