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Who is Amberly?

Amberly R. Carter, M.Ed (pronouns: she/her) is a student leadership and social justice educator. She is also the cousin of Emmett Till. In her full-time job, Amberly works as an Assistant Director at The University at Albany. In her role, she coordinates diversity and inclusion programs and facilitates dialogues for faculty, staff and students within the Multicultural Resource Center and Interfaith Center. Prior to working at The University at Albany, Amberly held positions at Morehead State University and Governors State University. Amberly graduated with a B.A. in English: Writing from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and holds an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction: Higher Education – College Student Affairs from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. In 2016, she launched Mamie Till Mobley Enterprise, Inc. to assist families who have lost loved ones to community violence in the startup of their memorial foundations and at that time also assisted in the passing of The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2854/HR.5067). The law calls for “the full accounting of all victims whose deaths or disappearances were the result of racially-motivated crimes” and for authorities to hold criminals accountable. The law summary also states that the DOJ and FBI will keep families regularly informed about the status of the investigations and make case information accessible to the public. Amberly is the author of Advance Your Legacy: Power Moves for Building Influence and Buried Alive: Remembering 7 Lessons Mamie Taught Me on Black Leadership.

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