Ami graduated with a B.S. in Conservation from UW-River Falls. She has worked for the National Park Service, the Minnesota DNR, the Wisconsin DNR, and has run her own environmental education and interpretive writing buisness. She is also the author of the the Dragonfly Curriculum Guide. Ami joined the Monarch lab in 2014 and is working towards her PhD while studing the Common Green Darner dragonfly.