Education Policy Fellow
Shelby County Mayor’s office

First 8 Memphis Board

Amber Huett-Garcia is a Public Policy Fellow with Leadership for Educational Equity serving in the Shelby County Mayor’s Office of Education. Amber transitioned from her career in state government to join Teach For America in 2011 where she taught third grade at Ross Elementary School. Among other roles prior to teaching, Amber served as the primary analyst for K-12 education in the Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget under then Governor Pat Quinn. In 2013, she joined Teach For America Memphis staff where she has led operations and development work and currently serves as the Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving (part-time). Amber is passionate about obesity issues and is a member of the National Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, a 60,000+ member nonprofit dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support for those affected by obesity. She frequently advocates in Washington D.C. for access to care and travels the U.S. and internationally collaborating with other patient organizations, speaking, and working to combat weight bias. Amber holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield and is a graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Amber enjoys politics, traveling, and spending time with her husband Matthew, daughter Parker and step-daughter Nora.

Amber Huett-Garcia