Amber N. Booth, BA
Amber Booth is a proud Little Rock native. She is the eldest daughter of Donald and Veronica Booth. Her excitement for knowledge has been insatiable since the days of her youth. She’s always answered the call to help and teach others leading her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She is currently working to complete her a M.S. in Psychology, emphasis in public administration and social change. She plans to graduate Spring 2019. Amber has been with UAMS since 2013. She began in the College of Medicine, Curriculum Office as an Administrative Assistant before moving to the Dean’s Offices as an Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration. In July of 2016, Amber accepted the position of Senior Diversity Specialist with the Center for Diversity Affairs. Her latest project involves her working with a team on a Cultural Humility Module to be utilized for training on UAMS campus. She developed a K-6th grade summer program called the Junior STEM Academy. The inaugural class was June 2017.
Ms. Booth is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated as well as a member of the Order of Eastern Star She works with the LR Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, and the LRSD AR Scholars Program. These organizations give her plenty of opportunities for community outreach in the Central Little Rock Area.
Ms. Booth is an avid reader and writer. She was the managing editor of The Little Rock Sun for 2 years. She also writes a blog, and is a writer/editor for Butterfly Typeface Publishing Company.
Amber is the mother to an amazing son, who’s currently in the 6th grade. She often attributes the community work, diversity training, and activism to motherhood. She works passionately believing her son will one day see a world were all men are created equal and that his pursuit of happiness will never be impeded by hate or discrimination.
- “Attitude reflects leadership, captain.” (from the movie Remember the Titans) and
- “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” — Elie Wiesel