Amber N.K. Antony is an Investigator working in the private sector, currently residing and working on the Hawaiian Islands. She holds an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice (2014) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix (2017). She recently earned her Masters degree in Applied Intelligence from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (2020).
Amber works for Corporate Specialized Intelligence & Investigations LLC (CSII) located on the Big Island of Hawaii. She has worked for CSII as an Investigator for the last 9 years. During her time of working for CSII, she has gained an extensive amount of field experience; she has worked missing persons cases, cold cases, homicide, to name a few. She is skilled in intelligence analysis and covert/sub-rosa surveillance for civil and criminal investigations.
Aside from working in the private sector, Amber has worked extensively with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. She is the current Operations Manager for the Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., serving on the Board of Directors, and has been volunteering for the Lint Center since 2015. She has accumulated a vast amount of experience during her years at the Lint Center, from conducting over 300 background screenings on prospective volunteers and scholarship candidates to briefing former senior military officials. Through her work with the Lint Center, Amber was able to honor her great-grandfather, Ira Dale Smith, and dedicate a scholarship in his name.
At present, Amber is the Illinois Area Director for the Doe Network, as well as serving as a Potential Match Intern. Her role as the Area Director for the State of Illinois is to submit possible matches connecting unidentified persons to missing persons passed by the Doe Network panel to law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners.
Previously in 2016, Amber was the Public Information Officer (PIO), News Reporter, and Assistant Editor for the former nonprofit organization, Heroes Memorial Foundation. She was responsible for reporting on first responder (law enforcement, security, fire/EMS) and military news, to include reporting on the deaths of first responders and military members and contacting the agencies that the deceased worked for to offer her organization’s support. She also worked with numerous major news channels to spread awareness about Heroes Memorial Foundation.
A longtime fitness and wellness enthusiast and advocate for sports and physical activity among girls, during her junior year of college in 2016, Amber interned as a writer and social media intern for the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Play Like a Girl. She contributed to the health and wellness section and was able to write her own content—from covering the 2016 Summer Olympics to the women taking over Surfing in Hawaii—as well as producing original photography.
Amber is also passionate about women and economic empowerment, having served on the board for the Honolulu Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)/International Association of Women (IAW) from 2015-2018.
In her spare time, Amber is involved in forensic science. She is certified in a number of forensic disciplines through RTI International and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Offender Profiling: Psychology Contributions to Behavioral Crime Scene Analysis, Advanced Medical Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation, and Forensic drug testing in cases of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), to name a few. She enjoys keeping up-to-date on current trends in forensic science.
Considering herself a lifelong learner, Amber is a strong believer in education, and in serving one’s country and community. Through University of Phoenix, she is an official mentor for those who want to pursue a career in the field of Criminal Justice. She loves to teach others about the plethora of opportunities available to them if they were to pursue a career in this field (e.g., law enforcement), as well as assisting her mentees in reaching their professional goals.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, being in the ocean as much as possible, and photography.