My name is Amy Blansit and I am proud to be a resident of Springfield, Missouri. I have a strong passion for our community. For the past decade, I have had the opportunity to work with leaders and advocates to create paths for our neighbors to thrive.
I believe support and education change lives. I have served as faculty at Missouri State University for more than a decade. My love of learning and teaching can also be witnessed through my work in our community. Through scholarships, I was able to attend Drury University. I worked in healthcare for seven years before my teaching career. A decade after completing my masters degree, and as a recent widow and single mother, I completed my Doctorate in Health Studies. My education and research—but more importantly—my experiences within our community have led me to see the need for civic work and advocacy.
I understand the challenges of my neighbors and have lived experiences that help make me the right candidate for this position.