Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who resides in Washington, D.C. She is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College and American University. Dr. Hewitt is also a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the NIH. She is a former health policy fellow in the United States Senate. Dr. Hewitt received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California, her M.A. in Psychology from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center. Her research interests include identity development, resilience, and well-being of African American children and adolescents. Dr. Hewitt has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in her clinical practice.