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,
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer
2015-Present, Washington, DC
Student Language Exchange
Founder and Executive Director
2013-2015, Washington DC
A Nonprofit Start-Up
The Vinetta Project
A high-impact network for female founders, investors, and tech influencers.
Bachelor of Arts
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
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
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
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