Class of 2013
2008 B.A. Political Science/Minor in African American Studies from Emory University
2007 Studied abroad at Oxford University doing comparative politics
Co-Author of Race, Religion and Post-9/11 America: The Election of Keith Ellison (Andra Gillespie and Amber Perez)
Prior to law school, Amber worked on a number of political campaigns in the State of Arizona ranging from the State legislature to the public school board. She was heavily involved in the community and helped to change the dynamics of youth in politics. Already rooted with a deep passion for the law and its ability to remedy social injustices, this further inspired her to attain her lifelong goal of going to law school.
Thurgood Marshall seemed like the obvious choice to Amber, because of its deep rooted history for diversifying the legal field. Her exceptional performance in her first year allowed Amber to obtain a merit-based scholarship and continue to pursue her goals of being the first in her family to graduate from law school.
Amber’s future seems promising here at Thurgood Marshall. She is actively involved with HLSA (Hispanic Law Student Association) and a recipient of the HLSA 2011 scholarship award. She is also involved with the Caribbean Law Student Association, and LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizen). Amber is looking forward to the rigorous tasks and challenges that are before her with the 2L year rapidly approaching.