Amber Laughing

Program Administrator of MESCIT (Mentorship and Education in SCIence for Tucson)

Amber Laughing is a Diné woman from Flagstaff, Arizona with her family roots in Crystal, New Mexico nestled in the beautiful Chuska Mountains. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and will soon complete her Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health from the University of Arizona. In 2020 Amber was selected for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program with an appointment in Taiwan. She spent the past three years working in the Emergency Department at Sells Indian Hospital on the Tohono O'odham Nation as the Medical Scribe Program Manager before transitioning to Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University of Arizona College of Education. Concurrently with her previous positions, Amber completed the COVID-19 STEM Community Education & Empowerment Internship at Weill Cornell Medicine and assisted the Tohono O'odham Nation with vaccination efforts and data organization. In her current position as Program Administrator for the Mentoring and Education for SCience in Tucson (MESCIT) and Society of Indigenous Physicists (SIP), she bridges her passion for STEM education with her desire to increase the number of Native Americans pursuing careers within the field.