Amelia Vorpahl

Headshot: 2020 LBJ DC Fellow Amelia Vorpahl

2020 LBJ DC Fellow

Amelia Vorpahl received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies, concentrating in Middle Eastern studies. During her time at UW, she participated in the Wisconsin International Scholars Program and studied in Cairo, Egypt, where she volunteered at a local nonprofit teaching English. After graduation, Vorpahl moved to Washington, DC and worked on the communications teams of major advocacy organizations, leading content creation, project management, and media strategy and execution for various campaigns. She also worked with elected officials and their staffs to craft messaging around regional and federal policies and orchestrated strategic events such as issue lobby days and congressional receptions.
2020 Policy Apprenticeship: Human Rights First
Policy interests: Reproductive rights and women's health care, poverty alleviation, international development