Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Amber earned her BA in Sociology from UCLA and her MA in Education from Pepperdine University. After working as an assistant teacher in both the public and private school settings for five years, Amber moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she was a 4th-grade teacher for nine years. Amber has been living and teaching in Rhode Island for the past four years. She is excited to join the Croft team and share her passion for literacy and all things Social Justice. Amber enjoys spending time with her dog, watching the boats from her backyard (right off Narragansett Bay), going to the theatre, and reading as many books as possible.