Major: Public Health
Minor: Computer Science
Amelia Williams is a senior from West Lafayette, Indiana pursuing a Bachelor’s of Public Health with a minor in Computer Science and a Master’s of Public Health simultaneously through a 4+1 program.
Outside of her involvement in Purdue’s Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board, she is a passionate advocate for the prevention of sexual violence and child maltreatment. On campus, she is an undergraduate research assistant in Purdue’s Violence Prevention Research Coalition where she works to advance the field’s understanding of child maltreatment prevention, identification, and intervention. She is also active in several campus organizations, giving workshops around campus as a CARE Educational Ambassador, advocating for policy change in Purdue Student Government’s SAFER and Disability Inclusion Ad-hoc committees, and serving as the CARE liaison for #MeTooPurdue. Off campus, Amelia is also passionate about rare disease advocacy and is the co-founder of the Indiana Rare Coalition, a network of rare disease stakeholders across the state which work to encourage legislative change to benefit rare disease patients.
In the future, Amelia hopes to advance further in her research career to study child maltreatment using computer science methods at the graduate level.