Amanda Joy is a biology teacher at Brashear High School in the Pittsburgh Public School District, and is the Director of Education for the Wrinkled Brain Project. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Ithaca College, an M.P.S. in Environmental Interpretation from The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a M.S. in Biology Education from Syracuse University.
Previously, Amanda was the Science Education Manager at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and the Science Education Program Manager at Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, also in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. Prior to living and working in Pittsburgh, Amanda served as an educator in schools, nature centers and the zoo near her hometown of Syracuse, New York. She also spent a year as a volunteer science teacher in Guyana, South America.