Behind the Resume #69 – Amy Hart

Amy Hart new employee photo

What is your title at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the College?

Workfirst Program Inter-agency Liaison. I will be assisting Workfirst students in accessing and navigating college and community resources.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

Amy with her husband and daughters
Family Picture

I received my Bachelor’s degree in social work from Pacific Lutheran University. Since then I have spent over 12 years working in the nonprofit world. My experience includes working with many populations, including but not limited to: homeless and transitional youth, homeless adults, individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges, individuals with disabilities, and low-income seniors.

What was your most memorable job? Why?

Amy's daughters
Norah and Vivian

My most recent position was working with seniors and I really enjoyed working with this population because of how under-served they are. I enjoyed getting to know individuals, assisting them with maintaining their independence, and navigating systems. I loved hearing their “words of advice,” as they have so much knowledge and many life experiences to share.

What is your favorite meal/ snack in summer? Favorite summer beverage?

I love tacos! But then again, who doesn’t!? My favorite summer beverage would have to be an ice tea/lemonade mix.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. 

I graduated from EvCC many years ago before transferring to PLU for my BSW degree.

Amy's daughters
Norah and Vivian

I very, very, very strongly dislike coffee!

I broke both my elbows (at the same time) while I was pregnant.

What is your favorite book? Favorite movie? What makes these choices your favorites?

Book: Night by Elie Weisel. This was the first book I read about the Holocaust when studying it in High School and it was such an eye-opener to me at young age. Movie: The Wizard of Oz. It is a movie I grew up watching and have seen hundreds of times. I love the story, the music, the characters…

What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?

Amy, her husband and daughter in Halloween costumes
Halloween 2018

I just had a baby (ok, maybe not just– she’s 6 months old this week), but I haven’t read anything in a while. I think the last book I read was a parenting book about communicating with your child (I also have a 4-year-old).

Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?

I am from Stanwood, WA. I was raised there and graduated from Stanwood HS.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Spend time with my family: my husband Ryan, 4-year-old daughter Norah, and 6-month-old daughter, Vivian, read books, watch movies (neither of which I do much of), go to the beach and bake.

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

Amy and her family
Another family picture

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

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