Current Residence: Connecticut
A lifelong athlete, Amber got her start as a swimmer, setting multiple state and national records throughout high school, eventually earning a scholarship to Stanford University. Equally dedicated to academics, she graduated high school valedictorian and was selected as a President’s Scholar at Stanford, where she earned a B.A. and M.Sc. When a shoulder injury ended her swimming career, Amber found cycling. Cutting her teeth in the competitive fields of California in her first season racing on the road, she won two collegiate national titles for Stanford, upgraded from a Category 4 to Category 1 in less than 6 months, and signed her first professional contract. She has now been competing at the professional World Cup level for 10 years and has raced all over the world, earning more than 50 wins and a reputation as one of the most respected domestiques in the peloton. Having been afforded so many opportunities through sport, Amber strives to give back in many ways. She mentors other women through Network For Advancing Athletes, serves as an advocate for active transportation with Bike Mansfield, and helps local youth cycling programs with the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program. She has swum in open water with sharks, has an h-index of 2, and rides a Suzuki SV650s. She speaks four languages but can’t keep a plant alive to save her life. She makes a mean bolognese and is a terrible Nordic skier. A fifth-generation Californian, Amber grew up in Reno, Nevada, lived in Austria for 6 years, and now resides with her husband in Connecticut.