Dr. Amy Bauer received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 2007 from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Amy is a Scientist in the X-Theoretical Design Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has over a decade of experience in nuclear weapons design and weapons physics in support of Directed Stockpile, Experimental Sciences, and Global Security programs. In addition to being Principal Investigator for Red Sage – the 2019-20 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) series of dynamic plutonium sub-critical experiments, Amy has received four Distinguished Performance Awards and one NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence.
In her spare time, Amy is also a National Ski Patroller and teaches Avalanche Safety. She is the founder of the Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain, an annual charity that has raised over $100K for New Mexicans diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. Amy has this to say: “As a mother of two daughters, I understand the developing need to ensure equal opportunities for women in STEM.”