Amber McChesney-Young, Administrative Coordinator

Amber McChesney-Young

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Best Practices Manager

Amber joined the staff of the ILRC in July 2018 as an Administrative Coordinator and transitioned to the role of Best Practices Manager for the New Americans Campaign (NAC) in June 2022. She works to support the network of NAC partner organizations and promote best practices in naturalization services. Prior to joining the ILRC, Amber worked at a range of nonprofit organizations, including the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and the Oakland Catholic Worker. She has a BA in Media Studies from the University of San Francisco and an MA in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is passionate about immigrant and refugee rights and has spent time in El Salvador and Colombia. In her free time she likes to sing, read mystery novels, and spend time with her family.