Amy Vatne Bintliff is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Education Department at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a PhD. in Human Development from University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as a Master’s in Education from Hamline University, Minneapolis. Amy taught Language Arts and Reading for 14 years in traditional and alternative middle and high schools. In 2014 she received the national Award for Excellence in Teaching from Teaching Tolerance for her commitment to anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum and classroom climate. Her research includes well-being, adolescent development, critical gender studies, restorative justice, and the effects of trauma in communities. She develops after-school interventions, including The Well-being Club, a club for students experiencing family stressors, adverse childhood experiences, and gender-based violence.