Amy founded SCN during her four years as a program director at Environmental Media Services. She came to EMS with more than a dozen years of experience in public education and mass communications. As executive director of the Rhode Island Film Commission, Amy headed a state agency that promoted RI as a filming location, working closely with government, labor organizations, film and television producers and the press. She also served as public information specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and director of communications for Green Seal. Amy has also produced and recorded feature stories for WAMU radio, the Washington, DC NPR affiliate; worked in international development for the Children’s Television Workshop (makers of “Sesame Street”); and was consultant to a public health/social marketing firm. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and a Master of Arts degree from Emerson College.
When not thinking about environmental health science, Amy spends time with her husband, Steven; raises her two lovely children, Zoe and Noah; enjoys her lakeside retreat in West Virginia; and tries to write children’s fiction.