I’m Amber Colvin, Director of Lausanne Learning. I earned a B.A. in History at Lyon College in Batesville, AR before moving to Memphis to pursue graduate work in 2009 at University of Memphis. While working on my PhD in Early Modern European History at UofM, I’ve taught history in various institutions, including Shelby County Schools, Arkansas State University Mid-South, and University of Memphis. I’ve also written articles and edited works on celebrity culture and was a steering committee member of the Inter-Disciplinary.net conference on celebrity for several years. I’m passionate about helping educators grow and learn. As a long-time educator, I know that teaching can be exhilarating, isolating, joyful, and so, so hard all at the same time. My goal is to make Lausanne Learning a place where educators can gather, learn, and share, all while feeling empowered to be the amazing professionals you are! When I’m not helping educators at Lausanne Learning or reading, writing, or teaching history, I enjoy cooking, knitting very slowly, collecting books to add to my “to read” pile, and hanging out with my dogs, cat, husband, and daughter.