a star shaped engraved trophyCongratulations to Amy Burzynski, who has been named one of Colorado State University’s 2018 Administrative Professional Stars. This honor is awarded to fewer than ten of CSU’s employees each year. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate outstanding individual performance that goes above and beyond in their work within their department, in collaboration with other units, or in collaboration with the campus community.

Amy leads software development for CEMML’s wildland fire team. She has instituted best practices and integrated developers among teams to standardize practices across the center. Amy used CSU’s employee study privilege to complete a CSU Online project management course, and currently is working toward her Project Management Professional certification. These efforts not only support Amy’s current position but build the skills and credentials of the center and the entire CSU community.

Amy mentors three hourly employees. She has improved both the quality of their early career work experience and the value they add to the wildland fire team and other subject-area groups at CEMML. Moreover, Amy has built relationships throughout the center and with other university departments. She has welcomed opportunities to expand her scientific expertise, strengthen ties among program areas, and diversify extramural support through collaborations with Atmospheric Sciences, the Energy Institute, and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program.

Amy is a rising leader and well deserving of the Administrative Professional Star recognition. We are proud and grateful that she is a member of CEMML’s community.