Amber Richardson is senior program associate for the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute. Amber graduated from Duke University in 2013 as a Gates Millennium Scholar with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While earning her undergraduate degree, Amber served as President of the Duke Native American Student Alliance.
Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Amber worked with the B.O.O.S.T. Program (Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology) to increase access to mentorship and STEM programs for minority students in Durham, North Carolina. Amber’s love for serving minority communities and passion for supporting the representation of American Indian youth led her to the Center for Native American Youth.
Amber grew up in Hollister, North Carolina, and is an enrolled member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe.