M. Amanda Lain is the Project Director for the multi-state dissemination effort of the Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program, an experimentally-proven adolescent violence and substance abuse prevention program that develops healthy attitudes and behaviors in youth when implemented with fidelity. This effort has provided LST to over 500,000 middle-school students across 16 states. Prior to joining the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010, Lain earned Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Social Sciences from Western New Mexico University (’03) as well as a Master’s degree in Sociology from New Mexico State University (’04).