Amelia (she/her) is passionate about the intersections of food, cultural foodways, and social justice. As a Policy Associate at CSPI, she works to advance healthy, values-aligned food purchasing and food service standards and policies at the state, local, and institutional level to support a more sustainable, equitable food system and promote healthier communities.

Prior to joining CSPI, Amelia served as a project coordinator for the Halal School Meals Network in Portland, ME, and as the food and health equity program coordinator for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). Amelia is a co-author on the peer reviewed journal article, "Incorporating Halal Into Healthy and Equitable Dietary Patterns to Address Food and Nutrition Security Among K-12 and University Students: A Perspective." She has also completed a research and writing fellowship with Food Tank and worked as a food and agriculture account team member for Ketchum PR + Marketing Communications Consulting. Amelia holds a BA in American Studies and Anthropology from Bates College. In her free time, she can be found ocean dipping off the coast of Maine, playing tennis, and songwriting/playing music with friends.   

Joined CSPI

Amelia joined CSPI in April 2024. 

What's the most inspiring part of your job?

“I feel inspired by community-led, grassroots efforts to promote collective health and wellbeing through cultivating a more equitable and sustainable food system for all.”