Amber is an Associate Community Development Officer who works with the Center for Sustainable Communities on the broadband team. She provides capacity to the Regional & Tribal Broadband Partners project, and her work focuses on achieving digital equity and maximizing the economic, social, and climate-related benefits of high-speed internet. Amber excels in organizing data and communicating with diverse audiences.
Before joining Island Institute, Amber worked as a Development Coordinator and Operations Manager with ChickTech, a Seattle non-profit focused on gender equity in STEM fields. She has also worked for Tesla Motors and as an English teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam. She gradutated from Northeastern University in 2015.
Amber grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Rockland with her partner and her dog Murphy, a toy Australian Shepard who fits neatly in her backpack. She enjoys building terrariums, embroidery, various forms of thrift shopping and antiquing, reading, and spending time in nature.