Amy Elizabeth Moreno, M.Ed. is an IDI Qualified Administrator and instructor for the IDI Qualifying Seminar. Amy also serves as co-founder of iConnections Consulting, LLC. and the Director of Inclusive Culture for the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). Amy leads initiatives and strategies to positively impact the culture, social climate, and educational/working experience for students, staff, faculty and administrators. Previously, Amy managed CU Boulder’s Employee English Language Program in collaboration with the International English Center, the Intercultural Development Program, and a campus-wide Inclusive Excellence curriculum that is both instructor-led and an e-Learning course. Amy has engaged departments and units on campus with the IDI and Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. She offers a course for CU Boulder staff and faculty, Developing Intercultural Competence, to engage individuals with the IDI as well. Amy provides training, workshop facilitation, consultation, and coaching to higher education and non-profit organizations in the Denver/Boulder area and beyond.
Amy’s career began in the field of higher education in 2000 as a first-generation college student and leader. Amy attended Iowa State University in which she earned degrees in Animal Science, Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In 2006, Amy participated in a study abroad experience studying various aspects of biological life in Australia in which her research area of focus centered on the experience of Indigenous Australians.
Amy has held various professional positions in higher education such as the Learning Community Coordinator for the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (receiving an outstanding innovation award for exemplary contributions to Iowa State’s learning communities), Residence Hall Director (inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary), and within Human Resources as a Diversity and Inclusion Education Program Manager and a Senior Training and Development Specialist. Amy received the award for outstanding commitment to College Personnel Association of Colorado’s (a state division of ACPA) professional growth. She holds certifications in Real Colors (National Curriculum and Training Institute), Everything DiSC personality assessment for managers and leaders, Crucial Conversations, and is a Strengths Educator at CU Boulder.