Amber A. Hewitt, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who resides in Washington, D.C. She is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Policy Fellow at the NIH, National Institute of Mental Health. She is also serves as an adjunct professor at Simmons College and American University. She is a former (2016-2017) American Psychological Association/AAAS 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 lies at the intersection of adolescent identity development, critical consciousness, and gender-racial socialization . Dr. Hewitt has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in her clinical practice.