Amy Ellwein, PhD

Director of Science Communications and Engagement
Amy first came to the Elk Mountains as a geologist in 1994. While working towards her PhD (Geomorphology) at the University of New Mexico, Amy co-founded a nonprofit K-12 teacher professional development organization, SEIS. In 8 years, SEIS worked with over 500 teachers in a variety of biology/geology field courses, summer professional development, and year-round district-wide projects. SEIS’s motto was "learn science by doing it!" In 2010, Amy left a faculty position at UNM to join RMBL as Ian Billick's post-doc on an NSF-funded science education project. Since 2012, she has been thrilled to use her dual passions in science and education as RMBL’s Director of Science Communications and Engagement. In the summer, you might find her roaming the mountains looking at rocks and dirt (plants too!) with her big furry dogs, Olli and Bella.