Amy Fettes

Finance and Data Manager

Amy and her family moved to Manitowoc in December of 2012 when her husband Titus Seilheimer began working for Wisconsin Sea Grant. Raised in Racine, Amy graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton with a Biology major and earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay. Field work for her thesis involved sampling zebra mussels in the lower Green Bay and her thesis also focused on the history of the Fox River Watershed and its impact on Green Bay water quality. At UWGB, she served as the Student Board Member for the International Association of Great Lakes Research and helped to plan their annual conference held in Green Bay in 2001. In 2003, Amy moved to Hamilton, Ontario, while Titus earned his Ph.D.  She spent three years working at Environment Canada where she sorted and identified benthic macroinvertebrates sampled from Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Titus’s postdocs led them to live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, followed by Ithaca, New York, and finally St. Paul, Minnesota. Amy can frequently be found enjoying the Lake Michigan beaches with her two young sons and has become an active member of the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. Amy and her family are excited to be back in Wisconsin and are amazed at their good luck to live on the shores of a Great Lake!