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Amelia L

- Research Program Mentor

MPA at Lincoln Memorial University


Public History (memorials and memorialization), Conflict Transformation, Environmental History, Environmental Ethics


Hi there, I'm Amelia! I'm a recent MPA graduate coming to Polygence with a background in history. While studying history, I participated in research on public history and conflict transformation in places like Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Berlin, and the Alsace region of France. I also have a keen interest in sustainability and environmental ethics. Recently, I completed my degree in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit work so that I can help lead a non-profit focused on creating a sustainable future. I'm excited to be mentoring again after working at my school's Writing Center in college. Outside of academics, I'm an avid runner and cook. I look forward to helping with your project ideas!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Street Art in Northern Ireland: The Past Lives On

This project will explore how Unionists and Nationalists in the Northern Ireland conflict have both used street art and graffiti as a way to convey their beliefs and histories—and sometimes as intimidation. Murals depicting a variety of subjects—from political figures to memorials to messages of solidarity—are painted all over working-class neighborhoods. This project will delve into the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland along with larger ideas of memorialization and conflict transformation.

Languages I know


Teaching experience

I worked for three years at the Centre College Writing Center. There, I taught students about college-level writing and helped them compose, edit, and revise their writing pieces.


Work experience

Louisville Sustainability Council (2020 - 2021)
Community Communications Intern
McDowell House Museum (2019 - 2020)
Museum Docent
Centre College Writing Center (2018 - 2020)
Writing Consultant
The Pollination Project (2021 - Current)
Grants Coordinator & Director of Volunteer Programs


Centre College
BA Bachelor of Arts
Lincoln Memorial University
MPA Master of Public Administration (2022)
Public Administration: Non-Profit Focus

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