Amber grew up in Tidewater Virginia and graduated with a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College in 2004. During college she worked with stranded seat turtles, after graduation she moved to Florida to work with sea turtle nesting and then spent time on Cape Cod working with marine mammals. In 2006 she travelled back to Virginia to work for the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Virginia’s water quality program. Amber moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 2011 to work at the Baruch Marine Institute in Georgetown, SC for the NERR Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO) as the Water Quality Data Specialist. She and her husband currently live in Myrtle Beach, SC with their two dogs and the occasional foster dog. When not working, chasing after dogs or taking notes for Grand Strand Action Together she enjoys reading and spending time at the beach.