Amber moved to Florida in 2016 as an AmeriCorps VISTA for United Way Suncoast. She served as a program specialist for the financial stability team and coordinator for the VITA program in DeSoto and Sarasota counties. Before joining FPI, Amber managed various financial stability initiatives across the Tampa Bay region including the financial coaching program, local matched savings for transportation, and federal matched savings for entrepreneurship, home ownership, and post-secondary education. While working with community members and volunteers on asset-building at the individual level, Amber began to focus on systemic barriers to economic opportunity and the impact that policy and advocacy have in removing such barriers. Amber has a personal and professional passion for work that centers on community empowerment with a special interest in racial equity work. She received her B.B.A. in accounting from the College of William and Mary.