Amber grew up on a small family farm in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin. She graduated in 2013 from Boston University with a degree in Environmental Analysis and Policy. She learned to love exploring new environments early in life and during her time at BU she studied abroad twice, once in Grenoble, France and once with SFS in Atenas, Costa Rica for the Summer 2012 Combined Program.
She was lucky enough to work on two Directed Research projects during her time in Costa Rica. One to contribute to an ecological assessment of the impacts of hummingbird feeders on pollination networks in Cloud Forests in Monteverde and another studying the impacts of trafficked roads bisecting or bordering the forest of Carara National Park.
Since graduating from BU she has worked in student leadership development, community organizing, and spent time on several small farms going back to her food roots. She enthusiastically joined the SFS team in 2015. Her time spent abroad was transformative and she is very excited to work to share that experience with the next generation of students.
In her free time, she loves to cook, dance, hike, play ukulele, romp with her dogs, and be outside.