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Amelia Thomas, B.A., M.P.H. [View Image]
Department: Division of Epidemiology
Amelia is a MPH candidate at VCU with a special interest in maternal child health. Amelia received her BA in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University, where she was also a three-year captain of the Women's Volleyball Team. Upon graduating, Amelia became a volunteer with WorldTeach Costa Rica and taught English in a rural elementary school. Next, Amelia took her new language skills and her interest in maternal and child health to become a Bilingual Parent Educator for CHIP of Greater Richmond at a local non-profit called Family Lifeline. She also started a new vocation as a Birth Doula. As an MPH student, Amelia is working as a Data Coordinator for the Strong Start Initiative that aims to reduce preterm births, and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women.