Research Technician

C127 Ramaley Hall
Campus Box 334
1800 Colorado Ave.
Boulder, CO 80309-0334

Bio: Amy finished her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York College of Environment Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology in 1999. After graduation, Amy worked at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research studying mychorrizal growth on the roots of Loblolly Pine in the Topa Lab. Amy then moved to the University of California-Irvine and worked as the lab manager for the Sakai/Weller Lab, supporting a large scale quantitative genetics study of Schiedea salicaria. After taking several years to be with her children, Amy returned to the workforce by creating an infant/toddler swim program at a local health club and then working as the Client Services Coordinator and Paralegal at Hartney Law. In the Smith Lab, Amy is researching changes in gene expression associated with flower color evolution. In 2020, Amy started as a graduate student in the REACH Lab with Lisa Corwin exploring the many facets of biology education research. In her down time, Amy enjoys trail running, baking, and spending time with her family.