Amber Stalcup is a Senior Administrative Program Coordinator with SoPA, working with program directors and Academic Affairs. She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (2013) and the University of Alabama (2015) and holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Applied Linguistics.
Amber has previously taught ESL to college-aged adults, and also loves editing and proofreading for both native and non-native speakers of English. Before coming to work at SoPA in 2017, she worked as a payroll specialist for an international company, and though she is infinitely glad to be here instead of there, she can still calculate how much money in taxes will come out of your paycheck.
In her spare time, Amber is usually writing, doing some kind of weird art project, or listening to true crime podcasts. Sometimes all three at once.
Amber is passionate about dogs, coffee, art, writing, and pumpkin-spice-flavored anything, as well as LGBTQ and human rights-related issues. She lives in Metairie with her husband, who also works at Tulane.
What's the first career your dreamed of have as a child?
When I was young, I dreamed of being a writer. I started writing poetry when I was about 7 years old. Later, I wrote short stories. When I was about 10, I distinctly remember writing and illustrating a story about a teddy bear being lost in the woods. For some reason, it also had a sequel.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
I listen to music (basically any type of rock) and podcasts (true crime). I also like going to the gym, being out in nature, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with other people’s dogs.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
If I could do it with the guarantee of at least a Star Trek: The Next Generation level of technology, I'd go to space. Since that's highly unlikely, my second choice is either Japan or Ireland.