“Every girl wants a pony, and I was able to have one,” she jokes. As a young girl she trained with her horse, but became committed to enhancing her techniques in high school as it was a new challenge for her. Currently, Amberlea and her horse, Prince, compete on an individual and University level with the UT equestrian team.
Balancing BHP coursework and the equestrian team is challenging Amberlea admits. “I ride about twice a week and try to compete at least once every two months,” she says. She did have to cut back from high schoool, when she was riding five days a week. Amberlea also serves as a Startup Meetup Manager for the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency. UT LEA is part of UT’s Student Government. It connects UT students to resources, and provides opportunities for developing unique and innovative business ideas. She is also involved in the University Finance Association, an organization that teaches students how to invest, and introduces them to different investment opportunities.
Before graduating, Amberlea plans to travel to Europe to study abroad and learn more about their culture. She will also continue to compete over the next two years. We look forward to following her accomplishments!