“The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” - John Steinbeck
Amber attended DePauw University as a 21st Century Scholar and graduated in 2009 with a dual bachelor’s in creative writing and philosophy. In 2014 she completed her Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing at Northwestern University.
She has worked for seven years as a content writer and project manager at DemandJump (formerly Metonymy Media), where she researches, writes, and strategizes the distribution of diverse forms of content for a number of clients across industries and market verticals. STEM clients include or have included businesses in life sciences, software development and quality assurance, managed IT services, accounting and finance, healthcare, drone tech, civil engineering, and more. Prior to this role she worked as a freelance reporter and adjunct professor of English, among other roles.
As a creative professional, her need for Women & Hi Tech results from a need to be connected to a tribe of high-achieving women who can inspire her to lifelong learning. She is also always seeking opportunities to advance feminism and racial and gender equity, including LGBTQIA+ inclusion.
One of Amber’s goals as a board member of Women & Hi Tech is to grow the organization’s digital marketing efforts to expand awareness and impact across Indiana, especially to rural girls in low-income families.
Amber’s hobbies include painting, reading, cooking, playing video games, and gardening. She lives with her partner of ten years, Larry, and their dog Archie in Elwood, Indiana.