Amber is an architect, landscape architect, and author by trade, and an urban researcher, teacher, and adventurer by experience. She arrived in Rio de Janeiro and fell in love with the city after a thirteenth-month trek by truck, boat, and bicycle from San Francisco, CA, to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, traveling alongside a seventy-year-old biking capoeira master. Her professional focus is on small-scale sustainable urban development for and by the public who will benefit from it. Now over a year in Rio, Amber loves to share her knowledge of this 'Marvelous City' by giving architectural and historic tours. She recently became the South America Destination Manager for Context Travel, a sustainable, “deep travel” company that connects local experts with intellectually curious travelers and provides a platform for a unique walking tour experience.