Strategic Coordinating Council

Amber Amaya

Amber Amaya

Coachella Unincorporated

Amber Amaya is a fifth-generation resident of the Coachella Valley. As an at-large member of the SCC, Amber supports the collaboration and partnership of local organizations working to improve health outcomes in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Amber is the program manager and editor of Coachella Unincorporated, a youth media program based in the east valley. In this capacity, Amber supports the work of youth reporters and uplifts their stories to local and statewide audiences.

Amber has a background in multimedia journalism, focusing on hyperlocal news and immigrant communities. She is an alumna of the Women's Policy Institute-County program and serves as a board member for the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation. Amber graduated from Biola University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism & Integrated Media, where she also graduated from the Torrey Honors Institute. During her time at Biola, Amber was awarded a Pew Young Scholars Fund grant for her research on young Latinos and social media.