Grantmaking and Program Manager
Amelia (she/her/they/them) is an Urban- Indigenous/xicano,Two- Spirit, poet, outdoor educator, identical twin. Their indigenous heritage is Picuris Pueblo from her father and Purepecha from her mother. Mixed Spanish/New Mexican. They have been involved with Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit (B.A.A.I.T-S) since 2013 and joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Her advocacy and support of Indigenous self-determination are a constant in their life. Recently appointed the Liberated Paths: Youth Access to Nature (YAN) Grant and Program Manager with Justice Outside. Amelia has earned degrees from Feather River Community College, Mills College and Institute for American Indian Arts with an MFA in Poetry.