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Amber Wells, PhD

Program Manager

Amber joined MDC as a Program Manager in 2016 to provide research and analysis for MDC’s education, workforce, and economic security programming. Her work is focused on issues related to economic mobility, education-to-career pathways, and systems change at the community level and implementing strategies to build community partnerships that address barriers to opportunity. 

Amber earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Rhode Island, and both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining MDC, Amber provided research, analysis, and project management in both academic and government settings. She also taught several undergraduate courses on gender, race, economic sociology, work, and social stratification.