A lifelong athlete, Amber got her start as a swimmer. Her dedication to both academics and competitive swimming earned a scholarship to Stanford University, where she graduated with a B.A. and M.Sc. When a shoulder injury ended her swimming career, Amber found cycling and within a year had signed her first professional contract. She has been competing internationally in road cycling at the professional World Cup / World Tour level for over a decade and has competed all over the world, earning results 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 also serves on the Board of Directors for the Homestretch Foundation.