• Hi, I'm Amelia.

  • Thanks for visiting my site!

     

    A bit about me: I co-founded Hatch, a company that automates software development— basically we're making it possible for anybody to design and launch an app without coding (and without breaking the bank). You can learn more on our website.

     

    Before that, I was the Executive Director of the Student Language Exchange, a language education nonprofit I founded while an undergrad at Brown. Within a year of graduating (<-- that happened in 2014), we grew the organization to operate programs in 32 languages (e.g. Bengali, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese) in seven cities. I also do/did some writing (the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, the Atlantic, etc) and some speaking (South by Southwest, the Capitol, a few academic conferences).

     

    For me, communities are everything. I'm a mentor for the C.V. Starr Social Innovation fellowship, a community that has motivated and inspired me every day for the past six years. I'm also an active Halcyon Fellowship alum and the DC Board Chair for the Vinetta Project.

     

    If you ever want to reach me, shoot me an email or a tweet— I'm around! Contact info is at the bottom of this page.

     

    Onward and upward,

    Amelia

  • "Employment"

    Hatch Technologies

    Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

    2015-Present, Washington, DC

     

    • Making it possible to launch a mobile & web application without coding
    • Y Combinator Fellowship company
    • Backed by Morgan Stanley & Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund
    • DC's Tech Startup of the Year in 2017
    • http://hatchapps.com/

     

    Student Language Exchange

    Founder and Executive Director

    2013-2015, Washington DC

     

    A Nonprofit Start-Up

     

    • Managed the development of a national initiative to diversify language learning and global engagement in US education
    • Fundraised to support staff and programs; managed all accounting, legal, and human resources issues
    • Referred to as a “thought leader” in LCTL education; profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Launched programs in 32 cultures (e.g. Bengali, Thai, Swahili) in 7 cities
  • Hustles

    2016 Election Game

    Cards Against Humanity meets the presidential election.

    My cofounder and I sold $100,000 worth of card games to fund our startup. At one point, we were trending nationally on Facebook, thanks in large part to our coverage in Forbes and NowThis.

    The Vinetta Project

    A high-impact network for female founders, investors, and tech influencers.

    I launched the Vinetta Project's DC Chapter to help female founders get access to investment, publicity, and connections. We've helped local female founders raise over $30M in seed stage funding.

  • Speakerships & Publications

    Wrote on management issues
    Write regularly on startup tips & tricks
    Invited to post on behalf of Ashoka, leading social entrepreneurship organization
    Invited to speak on the national language deficit
    Invited by Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) to brief U.S. lawmakers on social enterprise
    White House Youth Roundtable: Selected to host 15 undergraduates to discuss current Administration initiatives
  • Education

    Brown University

    Bachelor of Arts

    Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

     

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.97
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude (highest academic honor at Brown)
    • Joslin Award recipient (awarded to 10 graduating seniors who have contributed in a very significant way to the quality of life at Brown)
    • Social Innovation Initiative Leadership Award recipient (nominated by peers)
    • Ivy China Exchange (one of five students selected to attend an all-expenses-paid international conference in Wuhan, China)
    • Founder of Brown Student Language Exchange
    • Undergraduate Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa Rhode Island Alpha; elected to PBK as a junior
    • Peer Community Standards Board Member

     

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

    High School Degree

    Regional Governor's School, Public Magnet Program

     

    Managing Editor of school newspaper, tjTODAY

     

    Varsity rower; medaled in national Stotesbury regatta

    Member of National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society

  • Kudos & such

    Forbes 30 Under 30

    Included on the publication's "annual list chronicling the brashest entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada," 2019

     

    Mindshare

    Selected for “invitation-only network of CEOs from the most promising emerging and high growth tech companies, 2018

     

    Red Hot Entrepreneur

    Selected by DCA Live as an entrepreneur "creating enormous value and propelling the DC tech community," 2018

     

    Spectrum Circle Award

    Nominated and selected to receive this women's leadership organization's Small Business Award, 2018

     

    Washingtonian Tech Titan

    Featured on the front page of "guide to the most important people in digital Washington," 2017

     

    Power Woman of DC Tech

    Named by Biznow Media Corporation, 2016

     

    Peace First Prize Finalist

    One of 27 youth peacemakers recognized by award that has been called the “Nobel for Young People," 2015

     

    Halcyon Fellowship

    One of 8 selected for competitive DC incubator; awarded funding, housing and pro bono services, 2015

     

    C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship

    Granted funding and support to translate innovative ideas into action, 2013

     

    Swearer Center for Public Service Community Fellowship

    For commitment to community work, 2012

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