Assemblywoman Amber Joiner

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2015-2017 (first appointed in December 2014)—two regular and two special sessions
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education (Vice Chair); Health and Human Services (Vice Chair); Government Affairs
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Government Affairs; Health and Human Services
  • Advisory Council on the State Program for Wellness and the Prevention of Chronic Disease
  • Board of Directors for the Corporation for Public Benefit for Nevada Youth Legislature
  • Advisory Task Force on Educator Professional Development

Other Public Service

  • Washoe County School District Safe and Healthy Schools Commission, Member
  • Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Consumer Assistance Advisory Committee, Member

Other Achievements

  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, Student Body President, 1998
  • Rotary International Cultural Ambassador, Costa Rica, July-December 1997
  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno, Arts & Science Senator, 1995-1997


  • Nevada Public Health Association, Member
  • American Political Science Association, Member
  • Emerge Nevada Governance Committee, Secretary
  • National Conference of State Legislatures Education Committee, Member
  • Council of State Governments West Agriculture and Water Environment Committee, Member
  • Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Service Unit Delegate & Troop Leader
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Lifetime Member


  • Robert McQueen High School, Reno
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. magna cum laude
  • Atitlan Language Academy, Advanced Spanish Program, Costa Rica
  • Sichuan University (USAC), Chengdu, China
  • University of Maryland, College Park, M.A.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy and Public Administration


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work
  • Former Deputy Director, Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services
  • Former Director of Government Relations, Nevada State Medical Association
  • Former Senior Research Analyst and Committee Policy Analyst, Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau


Occupation: University Adjunct Professor
Recreation: Camping, hiking, gardening, singing, piano
Born: 1976, Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Kyle
Children: Eleanor and Stewart