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Bruce and Helen Barker Ambuel

Helen and Bruce Ambuel moved to the Milwaukee area in 1990. Bruce worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin as a professor and researcher in clinical and community psychology and, in retirement, was a photographer.  He passed away in early 2018. Helen was a stay-at-home mom and taught biology and botany labs at UWM for several years.  Helen currently focuses on writing.


Helen was inspired by her students at UWM, many of whom worked full-time jobs. They varied in age, background, and experience. Helen and Bruce hope to financially assist students of color, other minorities, refugees, and immigrants so that they might achieve their educational goals.