Amy Bastin joined the SPEA Undergraduate Programs Office in 1998 as the SPEA undergraduate recruiter and has held multiple positions in the school. She has worked in higher education for 20 years in recruitment, advising, and student services areas. Her main focus at SPEA is in managing advising, pre-admissions advising, and retention activities in the undergraduate program. Bastin earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in journalism and political science and her master’s degree in secondary education with a focus in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time reading, traveling with her husband and their three children, and attending their sports and extracurricular activities.