Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience in working with people who have disabilities and in administration. Aligning with the TCDS mission to create a better world, Amy works to create growth at the Center while impacting positive change. She moved into the Director position at the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas Austin in October 2015. Experience in research, teaching elementary education, practicing as a diagnostician, advocating for families, founding an inclusive camp, and many other related activities led Amy towards administration. Amy enjoys growing, cooking and eating food as well as hiking and biking.