Amy Schulz

Amy Schulz is Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) at Feather River College, Director of Workforce Innovation Partnerships in Youth Entrepreneurship, and SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Advisor at Feather River College. Ms. Schulz has been with Feather River College since 2003 and is known for her work bridging the academic community with the business community. Ms. Schulz has an affinity for small towns and the challenges of rural entrepreneurship, and relishes bringing entrepreneurship education to remote Northeastern California. Ms. Schulz is the Faculty Champion for Entrepreneurship at Feather River College and has launched several cross-curricular certificates in entrepreneurship. Ms. Schulz has been instrumental in building a five high school pathway in entrepreneurship in Plumas and Lassen Counties. She strongly believes that preparing youth for careers in entrepreneurship is critical for the future of rural communities. Ms. Schulz started her career as an accountant at Novo Nordisk Biotech in Davis, CA. Working at this global biotech start-up, Ms. Schulz mastered all aspects of the small accounting department while embracing international business and start-up culture. At South Texas College in McAllen, TX, Ms. Schulz was the director of a $2 million grant from Microsoft and the American Association of Community Colleges to train underrepresented populations for careers in information technology. Ms. Schulz also taught business and information technology courses at South Texas College. Ms. Schulz found her true passion at Feather River College as a SIFE advisor, empowering youth to solve community challenges with an entrepreneurial approach. Ms. Schulz founded the Feather River College SIFE team in 2003 and has since taken the team to the Top 8 in the nation (2011). SIFE students have been enlisted in numerous chamber of commerce projects and events, including small business online marketing, peer education in financial literacy and life skills, and youth entrepreneurship. Ms. Schulz was the 2011 recipient of the SIFE Jack Kahl Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for the Sam Walton Fellow of the Year. In addition to her duties at Feather River College, Ms. Schulz is a Greater Sierra Small Business Development Center consultant for Plumas and Sierra Counties and serves on the boards of Plumas Arts and Plumas Rural Services. Ms. Schulz holds a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Texas-Pan American, wh