Amber Herkey

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Assistant Program Director, Social Concerns Seminars

Amber serves as the assistant director of the Social Concerns Seminars Program. She works with students, colleagues, community partners to address issues of social concerns through education and action.

Amber has an enduring passion for the power of storytelling and pedagogy. As the producer of the L’Arche docu-series As I Am, Amber spent 3 years documenting the dignity of people with intellectual disabilities in 12 countries. Before joining L’Arche, she worked as a high school teacher in North Carolina, a researcher of community responses to youth gangs in El Salvador and Los Angeles, and a youth advocate, running the YMCA of Michiana’s Urban Youth Services Department. For over a decade, Amber has been committed to amplifying the insights, experiences, and solutions of people facing social exclusion.

Amber received her Bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame in anthropology and peace studies, and her Master’s at University of California, Berkeley, examining media representations of refugees. She grew up in Los Angeles, California and currently lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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Upcoming Events

May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

ND Explores STEM: Healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm