Amber serves as an equity coordinator and supporter. She provides services to the West region through online and in-person formats.
Education & Credentials
Amber has trained and certified as a Graduate Professional Childbirth Educator and Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor. She has completed trainings on implicit bias, generational and cultural trauma and cultural understanding of Micronesian/Marshallese peoples.
Amber has worked with governing bodies of an organization, individuals in a formal leadership role, individuals who oversee operations of teams, and staff/key personnel or volunteers within an organization. She has served and partnered with various populations, including Asian or Asian American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Middle Eastern or North African, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, White/Caucasian, Black/African American, immigrants, and LGBTQIA2S+.
Amber is currently working on assuring Native Hawaiians have access to represent themselves and help make in the WIC setting. In 2019, she presented at a national webinar through USBC on an Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor training that she helped coordinate in Hawai'i. in 2020, she co-presented alongside colleagues from the Hawaii Maternal Infant Health Collaborative on Innovative Tools to fast track breastfeeding support, which helped establish Breastfeeding toolkit which will begin its pilot in March 2021.
Amber is a Native Hawaiian woman and identifies with many other diverse groups. Native Hawaiians learn, educate and share through storytelling and passing down ancestral knowledge, which Amber is very passionate about.