Director of Regional and National Collaborations
Amy joins AWI after managing the work of the Alabama STEM Council, formed by the governor to advise on ways to improve STEM-related education, career awareness, and workforce development. Amy’s focus on state, regional, and national water data began when she and students made predictive hydrological machine learning models for proactive water engineering. She has worked in collaboration with USGS-Kansas, City of Wichita, Kansas Water Office, NSF Kansas EPSCoR and with Microsoft as a Big Data Consultant on the Farmbeats and the Farmbeats for Students artificial intelligence projects for U.S. Department of Agriculture, Future Farmers of America, and the Center for Agriculture Science Education. Amy is a multigenerational farmer, taught K16 science for 15 years, and led STEM teacher professional development in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and Colorado.
She lives in Tuscaloosa with her husband, 3 of her 4 sons, granddaughter, and border collie Bear.