Amber Freiwald

Education Project Manager

As the Education Project Manager, Amber is responsible for operations of Maddie's University. She coordinates Maddie's Fund's online instructor-led courses and in-person educational events.

She began her tenure with Maddie's Fund as a research contractor in 2013, becoming a full-time employee a year later. Amber earned her Marketing and Sociology degree from Tulane University. She was first introduced to Maddie's Fund through the summer scholars program, authoring a journal publication regarding pet guardian attitudes toward medical interventions, with Dr. Annette Litster, BVSc, PhD, MMedSci, Fellow ACVSC. Her interest in shelter medicine continued to peak (not only with the special love of an angel kitty friend, Posey, but also) during her assistantship in the Oncology Department of Purdue's Veterinary Teaching Hospital and time spent as an adoptions counselor and program manager at Almost Home Humane Society in Lafayette, Indiana.

Amber is extremely proud to be able to use her research, training and management skills to professionalize and he resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, son and "foster successes" Ducky and Booger.