Amy Bauer

    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.”