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Amber Barcel is a Senior Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth. Her policy portfolio includes increasing access to confidential, affordable healthcare services with a priority on HIV-related and gender-affirming care, and LGBTQ health, rights, and nondiscrimination policies. Her 13 years of youth experience includes Omaha Girls Rock!, GLSEN, adoptee mentorship, sex education, teaching English in the U.S. and South Korea, and after school civic engagement programs.

Prior to joining Advocates, Amber was the Policy Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she led state and federal legislative and funding advocacy for over 70 domestic violence programs. She has a Master of Social Work (MSW) with a policy concentration from the University of Washington, Seattle.

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