Amber D. Spry is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her research examines the relationship between group identity and political attitudes and behavior in American politics. Broader research interests include political psychology, public opinion, race and ethnic politics, and inequality. Amber received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Predoctoral Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and has also held fellowships with the American Political Science Association and the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative.
Prior to Columbia, Amber worked at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. At Urban, she conducted research for Metro Trends, which tracks political and economic indicators across metropolitan regions in the United States.