Pay It Forward

Amber’s most rewarding service experiences have included mentoring teenage entrepreneurs through the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, representing her peers as an Actors’ Equity Association chorus deputy, and performing in and fundraising for concerts benefiting The Actors’ Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She has also served her local communities through F.C. Harlem Lions, the Junior League, The Links, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and AID Atlanta’s Red Ribbon Leadership Council.

Amber has been honored as a Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, National Achievement Scholar, Atlanta Mayor’s Scholar, Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs Fellow, ABC News “Nightline”/Lionel Chapman Fellow, and named one of Ebony magazine’s “30 Young Leaders Under 30.” She conducts leadership development and personal presentation workshops nationwide and has delivered keynote addresses for the National Crime Prevention Council, the National Association of Black Accountants, and the National Black Arts Festival’s Youth Leadership Forum, et al.

Amber also enjoys traveling and has served as an Atlanta Student Ambassador to Fukuoka, Japan; studied the French language in Martinique at l’Université des Antilles et de la Guyane; conducted a field study on the prevalence and impact of arranged marriages through l’Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-être Familial in Dakar, Senegal; and critically examined pre- and post-handover lifestyle magazines in Hong Kong through Lingnan University.