Amy Quinton

Science and agriculture content provider

Amy Quinton portrait

Contact

334 Mrak Hall
530-752-9843 (office)
530-601-8077 (mobile)
amquinton@ucdavis.edu

Follow Amy on Twitter @AmyMQuinton.

Amy writes about agricultural research and veterinary sciences at UC Davis.

She began her career as a television reporter in North Dakota and later Florida, but most of her career was spent as a public radio reporter. She worked for National Public Radio member stations in Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; and New Hampshire, before finally settling down in Sacramento. Her stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now and Public Radio International’s The World.

Amy has traveled far and wide in search of a good story. As an environment reporter for more than a decade, her work has taken her whitewater rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, backpacking through post-wildfire terrain in the Sierra and tromping through mud flats in New England estuaries. Amy also faced her biggest fear — bees — in pursuit of a story about them.

She’s also hopped on the back of a tomato harvester in the California Central Valley, spent the day with a large-animal veterinarian doing pregnancy checks on dairy cows, and faced her biggest fear – bees – in pursuit of a story about them. She did not care how goofy she looked in a beekeeper suit.

Amy graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and received her master’s in journalism and public policy at American University in Washington, D.C.

Strange experience

Cradling a small alligator in my hands

How I want to spend my vacations

In a national park

Favorite quote

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” — George Carlin