Amber Jones comes to the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage with nearly ten years of community engagement, advocacy, and leadership experience. She has worked in various public and non-profit industries, including education, community & economic development, museums, & state government. While working for the Department of Inclusion & Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), Amber led institution-wide community engagement initiatives to build better relationships with African American communities. She is committed to increasing access & participation in social, economic, and political processes among communities of color; to cultivating the next generation of leaders; and to ensuring equity in major institutions and systems. Amber graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities with a B.A. in African American & African Studies and a minor in Political Science.