About the staff

Amy Culp, Director, Direct Services Coordinator (since 2002)

As the direct services coordinator, Amy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all direct services, including the training and supervising of Peer Advocates. She participates in a variety of commissions and committees both on and off campus. On campus, she is an ex-officio member of the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women where she is co-chair the Work-Life Balance workgroup. Amy also facilitates UNH’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meeting. At the state-level,  she serves as a member of the advisory boards for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s (SANE) program and the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP).

Amy believes SHARPP is an important office to give voice to an “invisible population.” Victims of sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and sexual harassment have often lost their voice and SHARPP allows them an outlet to work on regaining that voice, whether it’s making a report to the police or just needing a listening ear. People will often remark about how difficult it must be to work for SHARPP and to listen to such horrible stories all day. The reality is that the people we serve are very resilient and their resiliency constantly amazes Amy. It’s always a reminder that no matter how many textbooks we read and courses we take, it all goes out the window when you’re bearing witness to another person’s story.

Amy received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (go Tigers!) and her Master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire.

Inside the SHARPP Studio with Amy

  • What excites her: Laughter (especially from her 2 sons); hockey season (although I don’t like the cold); traveling; being adventurous
  • What brings her joy: Spending time with family and friends, traveling to see family and friends, playing and watching hockey (she has Center Ice so gets nearly every game—go St Louis Blues!). Playing on her women's hockey team—it’s a fantastic community.
  • What sound does she love: with two little boys, outside of their laughter, I love the sound of silence! It’s a rare pleasure.
  • Least favorite words: Anything that starts with, “No offense, but…..”
  • Favorite words to hear: “How can I help?”
  • What profession other than SHARPP would she like to attempt: Anything in warm weather, especially the Caribbean! More realistic (for now, anyway), includes aspiring to be a coach for a little league team.

How to reach Amy