Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy
Amber performs research and policy analysis to support our network of chiefs. Prior to joining the team, she completed a Fulbright Program in the Netherlands, where she conducted school observations, collected materials, and analyzed trends to prepare a report on inclusive curriculum. She currently serves as a Fulbright alumni ambassador. In addition, Amber spent eight years teaching in schools and leading professional development in Mississippi, New York, and the District of Columbia. She designed a year-long program on culturally responsive science instruction for Teach For America (TFA) corps members, spearheaded the creation of a group to empower educators and drive teacher retention, and served on a district’s Race and Equity Steering Committee. Amber began her career in the Mississippi Delta with TFA, where she was named Mississippi Star Teacher and District Teacher of the Year. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from Cornell University and a master’s in education policy and social analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University.