Carmen L. Ambert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Fordham University as well as a Master’s degree in Science, Management and Urban Public Policy Analysis from New School for Social Research in New York City. In addition to her relentless academic career, she has an extensive community service career defending the interests of the Puerto Rican and Latin American communities in New York City and other States of the nation since 1975. She has been recognized in multiple occasions for her extraordinary achievements in government and community services. Some of the special distinctions she received are: The Civic Award by the Association of Women of Professional Business in 2013, The Leadership and Community Service Award granted by the Puerto Rican National Parade in 2009, Community Service Award granted by New York City Housing Authority in 2006, the Best Practice Award granted by HUD (Housing Dev Admin) for successfully developing and implementing the Self-Sufficiency workshops , the Civic Award granted by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena in New York, Excellence in Leadership Award granted by the Peruvian Society in New York, Leadership and Community Award granted by the Bridgeport Police Department, Exemplary Citizen of the Year Medal granted by the Archbishop of New York John O’Connor, among others.
Carmen L. Ambert has not only been noted for her social and community work but also for her impressive professional career in the United States. Carmen held the position of National Director of Electoral Education and Coordination Division of the Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the US where the main goal was to educate Puerto Rican and Latino communities to participate in the U.S electoral system. Her division managed to register over 500,000 Puerto Ricans in New York between 1990-93. She held executive positions in the Administrations of Mayor Giuliani and Bloomberg as Deputy Chief of staff for the Deputy Mayor of Education and Human Services in City Hall of New York. She served as Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Drug Control Policy (Drug Czar) in Bridgeport Ct., Senior Executive Advisor in the Office of the President of the New York City Housing Admin (NYCHA), Executive Deputy Administrator and Commissioner of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for the NYC Human Resources Administration ; Adjunct Professor in the Department of Puerto Rican Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and currently serves as Trustee, facilitator and consultant for the US Standard Holding Trust Bank in United States, Puerto Rico and Florida.
Carmen has been selected as keynote speaker at notable events and is a motivational speaker. Her press file includes her contributions as an invited columnist by El Diario La Prensa in New York, Impacto News and she has been interviewed in Radio WADO, Chanel 41 and 47 in New York, Round Table Chanel 44 in Chicago, Radio Cumbre and La Voz newspaper in Connecticut and CNN.