Amelia grew up in Portland. She got her journalism start at Swarthmore College, reporting for a podcast. She spent several years working as an advocate for refugees in Washington, D.C. and the Middle East.
Amelia returned to the Pacific Northwest, and to reporting, in 2009. She has roamed from northern California to Wyoming producing stories for OPB, National Public Radio, Marketplace, and the Northwest News Network.
This year she stared exploring documentary film and photography and convinced a bison to snort into her microphone. Amelia is a committed backpacker. She likes larch trees, salal, and eelgrass. She does not like poison oak. Her favorite food is croutons.
Originally published on Tue October 15, 2013 4:19 am
Two explorers have discovered more than a mile of caves underneath a glacier on Mt. Hood near Portland, Oregon. They suspect the beautiful formations account for a significant loss of the glacier's ice, and they have set out to measure how much the inside of the glacier is melting each year. It's dangerous work, but it could reveal that some glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are retreating faster than anyone realized.