A Louisiana native, Amelia was raised on a farm in the northeast corner of the state. After high school she attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and received an accounting degree. She worked for the Legislator Auditor of Louisiana, for high schools in both Louisiana and Florida, and did accounting work for various businesses and churches. In Protected content started looking to overseas for employment. She accepted a job with the Medical Centers of West Africa (MCWA). In Cameroon, Amelia will use her accounting skills to work on the administrative-side of the hospital and to act as support for the national staff. Supervising and organizing the accommodations and needs of short-term medical staff will also be part of her job description.