Dr. Berger found geology by accident as a result of interaction with an outstanding professor at a small liberal arts college. Her undergraduate experience comparing modern and ancient reef environments served as a jumping-off point for graduate work in hydrology, where she investigated the chemical processes governing toxic drainage from an abandoned metal mine in New Mexico. Amy’s educational goals stem from her desire for effective communication methods between Earth and environmental scientists and the general community. She currently works to develop role-playing games that immerse students in real-world environmental problems to encourage them to develop their own innovative solutions.
Dr. Berger’s creative side emerges in the form of fiber arts such as knitting and spinning, and in periodic theatrical appearances in both Heidelberg and Ritz Theatre productions. She also sings in the Heidelberg University-Community Choir.