Amber England is a fifth generation Oklahoman, born and raised in southern Oklahoma. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Communication with a minor in foreign language. During college Amber served as program coordinator for an after school program for at-risk students in Johnson City, TN, and served as a special education teacher's assistant at Woodland Elementary School in Johnson City Schools.
Longing to connect to her Oklahoma roots, she moved back to her hometown of Ardmore where she began her career as a journalist for The Ardmoreite, covering topics ranging from public education, state and local government, and breaking news to occasional sports and Sunday features.
Amber transitioned from a newspaper journalist into workforce development with the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center after completing her Master’s in Education from East Central University in Ada.
Amber helped launch Stand for Children Oklahoma in 2013, first as the government affairs director, then ascending to executive director of Stand in June, 2014. Prior to joining Stand, she spent six years leading policy, political, and communication strategy on the leadership staff of the Oklahoma State Senate and two years as policy and communications director for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and program director for OICA's statewide childhood obesity initiative, Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition.