Amelia, or "Amy" as she is more commonly known, began her Extension journey when she attended The Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute, in Wooster Ohio, before transferring to Columbus, where she majored in Community Leadership in Extension Education, with a minor in Psychology. During her time at Ohio State she was an active member of Agronomy Club, Collegiate FFA, and Collegiate 4-H, where she served as secretary for one term.
In 2017, Amelia began working for the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity as a student research assistant, where she provided food security surveys to Ohioans, and worked in Ohio food banks. For two summers she was an intern for The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), located in Fremont, Ohio. In 2018, she accepted a position working for Dr. Julie Fox, with Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement as a student assistant, later promoted to Program Assistant. In late 2019, Amelia went on to accept a position concurrently working as 4-H Program Assistant in Sandusky County.
Through Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement, Amelia has been involved in a number of projects including: The State of Youth Development in Ohio, The Summit on Extension in Ohio's Urban Communities, Case-Study Report and updating the Annual City Highlight Report, City Blog, and Newsletter.