Amy leads the web, photo and video teams at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Her duties include producing cheetah cub videos, hyping giant panda birthday parties and making sure internet users know where to find a 24/7 naked-mole rat cam.
Amy believes strongly in the power of website accessibility and inclusive design and language. Her most-frequented websites are the AP Style Guide Online, data·yze’s Readability Analyzer, and W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Prior to her time with the Zoo, Amy worked with the United Nations Foundation, Science Channel, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel’s news website.
Amy holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Tulane University. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two kids and rescue cat.Member Directory