A member of NCSSM’s Distance Education and Extended Programs division since August 2013, Amanda Martyn has taught science in the the school’s interactive videoconferencing and online programs. She is an advocate for students and is enthusiastic about teaching, collaborating with colleagues, and working with students outside of class. Amanda has developed or co-developed several online courses, including Honors Epidemiology and Honors Molecular Genetics, and has been active in developing new STEM curriculum and providing professional development through the Race To The Top curriculum and MSP ASSIST projects. Amanda is a 100K in 10 fellow, sponsors the residential oceanography Mini-Term and Ocean Bowl team, and is an instructor for Summer Accelerator. When not inspiring students in the NCSSM community, Amanda is spending time with her family, teaching horseback riding, training her Lusitano mare named Luna, or cheering on the Carolina Panthers. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in molecular biology & genetics, a master’s degree in plant molecular biology, and a doctorate degree in molecular & cellular biology, all from the University of Guelph.