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Cayuse Champion Spotlight: Amy Krenzer

By Colette Akiki posted 03-01-2021 14:10

The Cayuse community is thrilled to shine its Champions Spotlight on @Amy Krenzer. Amy is the Senior Human Research Protection Analyst, Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs at Montclair State University. Keep reading below to get to know Amy better.

Amy's clay pieces
How do you interact with Cayuse products on a daily basis?

I work mostly in Human Ethics and a little 424/SP. I’m in daily to check and assign new submissions, conduct pre-reviews, reviews and post reviews. I’m often hunting around in Drafts and Awaiting Approval folders to see what’s coming next.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I’m a potter. I work with clay and glazes, I’ve been doing this for about 8 years. Since COVID I’ve left a community studio (where they refused to wear masks) and set up a studio in my basement and recently acquired my own kin.

What do you see as the hottest trends in research today?

Interdisciplinary collaborations.  I’m not sure if this comes from a funding push or a research push – chicken or egg?

What do you consider most promising in the era of big data?

I think more and more the health data collected by researchers directly from individuals, could reveal some promising health advancements. But what type of privacy might the individual sacrifice?  Is there data privacy anymore?

How can an organization stay relevant five years from now?

Communication and outreach.  Don’t stay in your own bubble and hope to develop the next great thing, communicate outside the box, reach out to your community.

What app would be hard for you to live without?

Toss up between Reiki Timer and Dark Sky.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why? 

Frida Kahlo.  She’s fascinating, an artist and historical figure. Talk about a woman who made and lived by her own choices in a time when women weren’t considered equal to men.

If you'd like to get in touch with Amy, leave a comment below or visit her profile and Send a message to connect with her directly.