Ambar Mentor-Truppa provides strategic direction and oversight to the Shriver Center's public relations, brand management, and marketing activities. She has nearly 15 years of private sector experience in strategic communications, previously working as a consultant for several boutique public affairs agencies. She has directed communications and community outreach projects to support policy work on behalf of major public interest organizations, including foundations and government entities. An active civic volunteer, she supports causes connected to feminism, education, race equity and public media. Ambar holds a B.S. in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.