Amy Mathews Amos

Science Communication Coach

Amy Mathews Amos is a Science Communication Coach for COMPASS. In this position, Amy helps scientists navigate the alien worlds of journalism and public policy, giving them the tools and confidence necessary to share their expertise effectively with those outside their areas of specialty. In doing so, she draws on decades of professional experience at the interface of environmental science and public policy. That experience began with her undergraduate degree from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, and graduate degrees in environmental science and public affairs from Indiana University. It continued to grow over 25 years as she worked in Washington D.C. for the congressional Government Accountability Office, conservation groups, a scientific society, and charitable foundations. In 2013, Amy completed her M.A. in Science and Medical Writing at Johns Hopkins University and began a new phase of her career as a freelance writer. Her stories on the environment and health have appeared in The Washington Post, Scientific American, Pacific Standard, High Country News, and other outlets. Amy also hones her storytelling skills each year as a selector for the American Conservation Film Festival. When not pounding away at the computer, Amy spends as much time as possible outside hiking, kayaking, and wildlife-watching.

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