Welcome to Amy Reyes, the newest team member with the Pacific Southwest Region, our new All of Us Community Engagement Librarian.
Amy comes to the NNLM with almost a decade of experience in public libraries, as well as work in school and academic library settings. She is a consumer health information specialist (CHIS) and passionate about STEM education, science literacy, health literacy and health equity. In her most recent position she developed after school STEM programs, intergenerational programs and was part of the team that built and launched a new maker space.
Outside of work Amy is pursuing the same life long learning she hopes to inspire in others. Currently, she is working towards a second bachelors degree in biology with an emphasis in biomedical science. She is also active as an advocate for mental health and diversity. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and ASIST suicide prevention. Amy also serves on the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Task Force of the Public Library Association. She is also active in the Medical Library Association and American Public Health Association.
Amy is very excited to be joining the PSR team at UCLA and to be part of the NLM/NNLM team. She looks forward to diving into exciting new and established regional projects, as well as helping to promote NNLM and the All of Us research program on a national level.