Graduating from University of Northern Iowa in 2012 with her Bachelors in Family Services with a Gender Studies Minor, she is currently finishing a Masters in Social Work from the same school. She currently resides in Des Moines, where she has lived for over 10 years. In her free time she loves exploring new places to eat while showing the city to her fiancée who recently moved here and attending live music events. At home she has three cats (Harry, Rainey, and JoJo) whom she adores and spoils. Amber hopes her time at DRI will result in a deeper understanding of the intersectionality of disability facing Iowans as well as being able to contribute to an effort that affects those they care about.