​Perspectives consists of Amy's reflections based on the discovery of new information, the cultivation of nurturing relationships  and the growth that occurs as a result of both.

These considerations  are meant to instigate investigation, connections and positive change.

November 21, 2018

Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat, but It's the Lifeblood of Humanity

Upon entering the room my senses raced into pleasant overload. The sights and sounds and smells were so wonderful, so beautiful—and, so different from anything I’d ever before experienced.

October 17,2017

Millennials and the Fight Against Hate


Just writing that word makes me a little nervous and a lot uncomfortable. Hate defined is “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.”

November 20, 2015

How Research Creates Solutions

I have always been curious. When I see a problem, I’m curious as to how it can be solved. In fact, when people are interested in knowing “my best quality,” I often say it’s my curiosity.

This natural curiosity is why I became a researcher.

November 7, 2018

Stories Propel Change

Winslow is two years-old, and has been a part of our pack for a little more than a year now. He is a trusting and gentle soul who has an insatiable curiosity and a great sense of humor.
But Winslow would have every right to demonstrate quite the contrary.

April 5, 2017

Want to engage millennials? Don’t call them “activists.”

While the cause sector often uses the word “activist” as a call to participate (e.g., to actively join in doing good for an issue), other uses of the word sound much more negative. 

August 27, 2015

Research and the “C” Word(s): Cancer & Causes

Cancer … the biggest and scariest of all “C” words. This discovery was incredibly painful to hear and even more difficult to take to heart. In my mind, he had just been given a very unfair and cruel death sentence. I was stunned and overcome with sadness. I cried… A LOT.

January 4, 2018

Millennial Women, Hear Them Roar

As 2017 comes to a close, it is impossible not to acknowledge in what an important, albeit challenging, time we find ourselves.

January 18, 2016

“Survey Says” versus Research

“Survey says!” You remember the catch phrase, right? These words became synonymous with the long-running game show The Family Feud.