Amelia grew up in Portland. She got her journalism start at Swarthmore College, reporting for a podcast. She spent several years working as an advocate for refugees in Washington, D.C. and the Middle East.
Amelia returned to the Pacific Northwest, and to reporting, in 2009. She has roamed from northern California to Wyoming producing stories for OPB, National Public Radio, Marketplace, and the Northwest News Network.
This year she started exploring documentary film and photography and convinced a bison to snort into her microphone. Amelia is a committed backpacker. She likes larch trees, salal, and eelgrass. She does not like poison oak. Her favorite food is croutons.