A graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication, she is a native Oklahoman. During college Amber served as a program coordinator for an after school program for at-risk students in Johnson City TN and served for a short time as a Special Education Teacher's Assistant at Woodland Elementary School in Johnson City Schools. Longing to connect to her native roots in southern Oklahoma, she moved back to her hometown of Ardmore, where she began her career as a journalist for a regional daily paper where she covered topics ranging from public education, state and local government, breaking news to occasional sports and Sunday features. Amber transitioned from a newspaper journalist into workforce development with the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center after completing her Masters in Education from East Central University at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore.
Amber joins Stand for Children Oklahoma after spending time on staff in the Oklahoma State Senate as the Democratic Communications Director and most recently as Policy and Communications Director for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and Program Director for OICA's statewide childhood obesity initiative, Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition.