Amelia works on cases at the intersection of public health and civil rights, including by litigating access to lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for people ensnared by the opioid epidemic.
Amelia earned her Bachelor of Science in health science Cum Laude from Northeastern University, her Master of Public Health degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Amelia was selected for a Justice Catalyst fellowship and became the inaugural Health Law Fellow for the Action Lab at the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law where her focus was harm reduction and civil rights for people with substance use disorders. Amelia furthered policy initiatives, developed research, published literature, and represented clients protecting their access to necessary addiction treatment in jails and prisons. She was named on the Association of American Law School’s 2023 Pro Bono Honor Roll for her work with the Action Lab.
Prior to her fellowship, Amelia worked in criminal defense where she used her public health and science background to develop innovative and equitable outcomes for the firm’s clients, including contributing to resolutions that were immigration safe and evidence based.