Nickname: Ambien, Amberkins, Ambee, Hambergesa
Senior Quote: “If they give you lined paper, write the other way.”
Before coming to Schaefer, Amber was aiming for a career as a pharmacist, and has a background in biology. She fell into writing after creating a successful series of short stories on social media. Amber started her career as a social media manager at an independent public relations house called Bark PR in San Antonio. Not long after, she moved into her first copywriting role at Heavy Heavy, where she wrote things for universities, start-ups, non-profits, and food and beverage brands with a lot of local flavor.
When it comes to writing, Amber loves to break the rules. To her, language is fluid, it evolves with culture and changes with time. As long as you’re able to connect people to an idea or to each other, its okay to sacrifice grammar here and there. Don’t worry, we’ll hide that last part from her AP English teacher.
When she’s not working (and even when she is) Amber enjoys listening to music—live music, streaming music, music on vinyl. From Chopin to Childish Gambino, what she appreciates most about music is the exploration and discovery. Amber enjoys immersing herself in travel—soaking in the newness of an unfamiliar place and fully diving into the culture, food and people of a destination. She loves reading and wants to write a children’s book, possibly even a series one day. She also loves plants and anything outdoors, especially hiking and skiing. Amber is all about all the outdoorsy things.