Amber is a U-M alum with a Bachelor of Arts in the College of LSA with a major in sociology and women’s studies. After working in the field, Amber received a Master of Arts degree from U-M's Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and a Master of Social Work degree in Policy and Evaluation. Amber’s first introduction with IGR was during her time as an undergraduate student facilitator, researcher, and student staff for the CommonGround program. In more recent years, Amber has served as a co-supervisor for Summer Youth Dialogue facilitators, and is now a Lecturer for the IGR's facilitator training course.
Amber's current interests include student-of-color empowerment and self-authorship through diversity-based leadership and activism on college campuses. She credits her passion for multicultural and social justice education to IGR’s amazing team of staff, faculty, and researchers, whom she notes are all dedicated to diverse learning and engagement. Amber remains committed to serving the IGR community, which has been instrumental in developing her professional and personal identity over time. Outside of work, Amber enjoys collaborating and learning from diverse community organizers, finding people-of-color centered healing and meditation spaces, frequent Skype sessions with long distance friends, and exploring new adventures!