Amy DePierre is working toward her MS in Environmental Science with the department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver. Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she researched and studied Psychology, with minors in Biology and English. Her current research interests involve urban agriculture, responsible residential design and thoughtful living. Amy is the PR Coordinator for Associates III Interior Design, a firm dedicated to creating custom environmentally friendly interiors for residential and hospitality clients, as well as the Managing Partner of City Mouse Garden, a 10 member multi-plot community supported agriculture project in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. In its second year, City Mouse Garden is focused on creating living garden classrooms to provide inspiration, sustenance and a nurturing gathering place. As a lab instructor for CU Denver’s Introduction to Environmental Science course, Amy enjoys the full circle of education and is in the process of fine tuning her thesis topic with the goal of graduating one day soon.