Amy Dias

My name is Amy and I serve as a Program Counselor for Upward Bound. I have my BA in English with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and am working towards a Master of Arts degree. I started my Upward Bound career as the Summer Program’s English Instructor and transitioned from a student worker to a Professional Staff member in the Winter of 2020. I have always had a passion for helping others succeed academically, professionally, and personally. I have been a member of TRIO programs throughout my entire University career and have utilized many aspects of the program. My focus in helping students is for them to be successful with as little stress as possible.


I am originally from a small town in Connecticut but moved to Old Town, Maine in 2014. In my spare time I am a huge movie buff and love going to the theater or drive in. I enjoy writing and reading Fiction, specifically the short story and post apocalyptic literature. I have two children at home that keep my busy when I am not at work. I look forward to watching them grow and see where life will take them.