Amy Nelson is a product design engineer at John Deere on the Riding Lawn Equipment team. Amy is part of the team responsible for using the Total Design process to design components and develop solutions for the Residential ZTrak Zero Turn Lawn Mower. This position allows her to use her passion for creative problem solving and learning on a talented cross-functional team. She has been involved with John Deere’s WomenREACH program, whose mission is to empower women and men in the workplace. Previously, Amy has worked for Colorado Springs Utilities. Amy has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst.