Amy Dreweatt joined the Department of Computer Science in March 2018. Prior to her role as Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Amy worked at the SALT Center as a Learning Specialist helping students with learning challenges and encouraging their academic success. She also worked as a Senior Academic Advisor in the College of Education as well as College of Science Advising. Other roles have been in the Student Life and Leadership office, Johnson County Community College in charge of all the Clubs and Organizations on campus as well as the Coach of the Academic Excellence Team which travelled and competed statewide. Furthering this role, she was nominated to be on the Board of Directors for the Academic Excellence for the state of Kansas. She also has enjoyed working in K-12 as a support for students in improving their math and reading skills. Her nonprofit roles have included Director of Community Services in the Kansas City metro area helping older adults connect with others in their community and have leadership roles. She also was the Manager of the Patient Services and Director of Volunteers at the American Cancer Society where she helped patients and their families receive support in the Kansas City Metro area as well as 18 surrounding counties. Being on the University of Kansas Breast Cancer Prevention team was an important role to help provide innovative trials of fine needle aspirations to further the research and prevention of breast cancer to family members at high risk. Amy earned her BS in Biomedical Communications from Ohio State University and MS in Academic Advising and Special Education Counseling from Kansas State University. She is an advocate of lifelong learning and has been taking graduate classes at the U of A in College of Fine Arts in Arts and Visual Culture.
Amy enjoys working with the students and staff in helping the Undergraduate Program in Computer Science. Her primary role in the department is to lead the Academic Advising Team and Supervise the Tutor Center. She also works with the faculty on various committees and transfer articulation and College of Science Engagement and Recruitment. If you have any programs you would like to see offered for Undergraduate CS students, she is wanting to hear from you!
In her free time, Amy loves to spend time in nature, create art and to travel and learn of other cultures. She is very thankful for her supportive husband and they are both proud of their son who also loves to travel the world. Over the years, they have been fortunate to explore and hike many of the amazing National Parks. Truth be told-her son and husband are able to explore the riskier hikes and Amy stays to the more moderate level ones! Amy volunteers with Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue and has two rescue dogs, Millie and Finn, and one playful cat named Poppy. She also enjoys tutoring young Chinese students and helping them to learn English.
Favorite TV shows: Sherlock BBC, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Favorite movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Inception. Rear Window and Little Miss Sunshine, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? RBG, Man On Wire, and Meru.
Favorite music: Love all kinds of music! A fun memory was dancing together with friends on a girls night out to a visiting Zydeco band!
“Hope” is the thing with feathers --that perches in the soul--Emily Dickinson
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt” William Shakespeare
“A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” Rear Admiral Grace Hopper