Amy Lorenz

Amy first attended a summer program at TSS at age 12, and the experience stuck with her. She taught experiential science in southern California and spent summers studying and teaching marine mammal ecology in the Canadian Maritimes before attending the TSS Graduate Program. Her masters research focused on the influence of citizen science on student attitudes, understanding of science practices, and sense of place. Before returning to the Tetons, she spent three years in Cambridge, MA with the Encyclopedia of Life project where she developed a place-based biodiversity curriculum, led schoolyard bio-blitzes, and coordinated community science projects. Amy is fond of collecting rocks, observing wildlife, having outdoor adventures with her husband and dog, and learning to play accordion.