Amber Cruz is Director of Programs + Partnerships for Mobilize.org, working to develop and oversee Millennial engagement programming, including summits, funded projects, community outreach, leadership training and development. She works with the Programs and Communications Associates in the planning and implementation of Mobilize.org summits, as well as the Community Organizers in local community engagement activities and support of Summit Awardees through the fellowship program. She became a member of the team in September 2010.
Prior to joining Mobilize.org, Cruz worked in finance and development for a non-profit organization, managing their events and PAC contributions. She came to Washington, D.C. in January 2010 with three years of event planning experience at a private event planning company in Oregon, where she planned a variety of events, including conferences and non-profit fundraisers.
Cruz has also interned with several political campaigns and state representatives in both Ore. and Wash. In 2008, she worked with the finance team and later as a field organizer for Senator Jeff Merkley. Amber brings to Mobilize.org her belief in the power of Millennials to make a difference through innovative, grassroots solutions.
Cruz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Willamette University in Oregon. She enjoys lending her fundraising and event planning expertise to women’s organizations in Washington, D.C.