Amber N. Booth-McCoy, BA
Amber Booth-McCoy is a proud Little Rock native. 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 fall 2019. Amber has been with UAMS since 2013. She began in the College of Medicine Curriculum Office and Dean’s Office. In July of 2016, Amber accepted the position of Senior Diversity Specialist with the Center for Diversity Affairs. During her tenure she’s co-authored a successful cultural humility module entitled “Building a New Framework for Better Social Solutions; Intro to Cultural Humility. She created and coordinates a K-6th grade summer program called the Junior STEM Academy. The inaugural class was June 2017.
Mrs. Booth-McCoy is a member of many community service organizations such as, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Little Rock chapter of NAACP, and more. She also serves on different boards and commissions such as the City of Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, LRSD AR Scholars Program, others. These organizations give her plenty of opportunities for community outreach in the Central Little Rock Area.
Mrs. Booth-McCoy is the wife of Marianna native, Daven McCoy. She is the mother of two amazing sons, Kordae and Jaiden. She often attributes her passion for the field of diversity, community service and activism to motherhood. She works zealously believing her sons will one day see a world were all men are created equal, and that their “pursuit of happiness” will never be impeded by hate or discrimination. She lives by two simple, but valiant quotes:
- “Attitude reflects leadership, captain.” (from the movie Remember the Titans)
- “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