April 14, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Amber Guyton


By: Simone Keller

“I wouldn't be where I am today without the University of South Carolina. My involvement in student organizations and different positions I held taught me everything from leadership, public speaking, delegation, organization, politics and influence, negotiation, networking, hard work and perseverance, empathy and how to truly inspire a team.”

Amber Guyton is a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a minor in business administration.


During Amber’s time at UofSC she was involved in the Theta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Association of African American Students (AAAS), Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society; and served as a University Orientation Leader and Resident Advisor. In 2008, Amber was selected as a finalist for the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Minority Student.


Amber currently resides in San Francisco, California, where she is the Lead Product Manager at Affirm. She began her role with Affirm in March 2020. What drove Amber to this role was Affirm's mission to deliver honest financial products that improve lives. She also was motivated by the company’s driven leadership and its impact not just in the Silicon Valley; but around the world..


Since 2014, Amber has been working in Financial Services marketing and is driven by her passion of personal finance, and the positive effect it can have on a family’s financial security and generational wealth.  


After years of involvement at UofSC, Amber still loves the opportunity to continue to serve her South Carolina community. As a National At-Large member of the Black Alumni Council, Amber noted, “Diversity and inclusion is a big part of what makes my alma mater magnificent and we need to ensure our voice is always heard.”


Amber seeks to help bridge the gap between current African American students and fellow Black alumni by, “allowing them to connect, network and serve together, as well as strengthening the relationships between University and community leadership.” She goes on to say that, “This service shouldn't stop once we graduate. I love the saying, Student for a short time, Gamecock for a lifetime.”



Learn more about the Black Alumni Council by visiting mycarolina.org/bac.


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