Amber first traveled to Nicaragua in 1996 with her parents and sister. She has been traveling to and working in Nicaragua since. In 2001 when her mother passed away, Amber and her family traveled to Nicaragua together and built a house for a family in honor of her mom. This project and community became a part of Amber’s family. She has spent the last 13 years traveling to this community and working in this project. She grew up with Bridges to Community, and will always be committed to the work that they do.
In 2009 Amber was part of a team brought on to open a school for high school students, ages 17-21, who had dropped out of high school in Aurora, Colorado. She believes in the power of education as a tool for change in young people’s lives and has been committed to this work. Being a part of CYC’s Futures Academy has been one of the most significant and meaningful experiences in her life.