Ambria Berksteiner is the current reigning Miss Black Savannah US Ambassador 2017. She is also the reigning Miss Spelman College UNCF 2016- 2017 and competed in the 2015 Miss Georgia Collegiate Pageant. She is a 2013 graduate of Savannah Arts Academy, and is currently entering her senior year at Spelman College in pursuit of a dual-degree in Mathematics and Engineering. She will graduate in May 2017. Berksteiner will have the honor of representing Savannah and will go on to compete in the 2017 Miss Black Georgia U.S. Ambassador Scholarship Pageant in the Atlanta area on October 15, 2016. During her matriculation at Spelman College Ambria has achieved academic success as well as being involved in many organizations and clubs on campus. She is a Spelman College Student Ambassador; member of the Spelman College Glee Club; member of the Spelman College branch of the NAACP; and member of the National Society of Black Engineers.
Since obtaining this prestigious title of Miss Black Savannah US Ambassador 2017, Berksteiner has used her voice to advocate, working to expose students to different areas of the STEM fields. Her platform Operation: Changing the World One STEM at a Time Inc. is in the process of becoming a 501c (3) educational non-profit organization after the enormous amount of success. It provides mentoring to young African-American girls who are interested in pursuing a career in the STEM disciplines.
Ambria is the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Berksteiner and the granddaughter of the late Samuel F. Berksteiner.
If you would like to support in Ambria’s quest to this esteemed position, email Berksteiner at aberkste@ scmail.spelman.edu or visit her Facebook page at @missblacksavannahusam for more details.