Amber Canto


Amber Canto

432 N Lake Street, Room 329
Madison, WI 53706


Phone: (608) 262-0384

About Amber

Amber has been with Wisconsin Cooperative Extension since 2011, as the UW-Extension Poverty & Food Security Specialist with Family Living Programs and as the FoodWIse State Program Coordinator providing administrative oversight and leadership to the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed grants. In these roles, Amber has sought opportunities for interdisciplinary programming and applied research, with an emphasis on addressing environmental, policy and systems approaches to healthy food access and availability, food security and socio-economic disparities in health outcomes.


Before returning home to Wisconsin, Amber worked as a Nutrition Consultant for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Dominican Republic, where she coordinated infant and young child feeding interventions along the Haitian-Dominican border.


She holds a Master of Public Health & Global Health Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Spanish from UW-Madison.