Amy Mook was born and raised in Franklin and is the Program Coordinator at Bridge Builders Community Foundations.
She will complete her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Developmental Biology in May 2021. She plans to continue her education and begin a graduate program for a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling and Master of Public Health in Fall 2021.
After completing her degree, Amy hopes to work as a genetic counselor and find ways to still be involved with the local community. Her ultimate goal is be a leader in providing telehealth services to rural areas, including Venango County. There are many geographical, economic, and racial disparities within healthcare, so she hopes to work within that space to improve access to modern medicine and advanced technologies.
Last summer, Amy served as an AmeriCorps member to assist with the COVID-19 response in our area. She is very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve in a time of need.
Amy enjoys grabbing a cup of coffee and a bagel at Karma Coffee Company before heading into work or having dinner at Leonardo’s. Her favorite thing to do in Venango County is to attend unique events, like Applefest, Light Up Night, and Taste of Franklin. Amy’s hobbies include photography, baking, and reading.
In our area, Amy appreciates opportunities to connect with so many nonprofit leaders.
“They work tirelessly to provide vital programs and services to our area, so it has been very rewarding to assist them whenever possible,” she said. “At the Community Foundation, I have been able to grow my knowledge of the community and facilitate conversations among local leaders.”