Amelia Vorpahl is a candidate for the 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.

Vorpahl hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship working on issues such as gender or income equality at an advocacy or research organization or governmental agency.

Policy interests: Reproductive rights and women's health care, poverty alleviation, international development