Amy Grenier

Research Associate

  • Staff
  • Butler Institute for Families


child welfare, early childhood

Professional Biography

Originally from the state of Georgia, Amy began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of Georgia, focusing on education and youth leadership development. After returning to the United States, she spent several years in the Denver area nonprofit sector, working in marketing, communications, and volunteer management. Through this work and her graduate coursework in public administration, Amy discovered an interest and talent for all things data-related, which led her to the Butler Institute.

Amy is thrilled to spend her days using her research and evaluation skills to help strengthen programs, systems and communities. By taking classes in the University of Denver's Research Methods and Statistics program, she is continually building her knowledge and skills in research methods and statistics, program evaluation, qualitative analysis and more. Amy’s current work involves coordinating logistics and collecting and analyzing data for evaluation projects in child welfare, early care, and education.

When not working or taking classes, Amy and her husband are “weekend warriors,” sneaking off to the mountains for hiking, biking, snowboarding, camping or general relaxation.


MA, Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver, in progress

MPA, Public Administration & Nonprofit Management, University of Colorado Denver, 2013

BA & BFA, Spanish and Photography, University of Georgia, 2006