Amelia Kemp

APEX Fellowship | Amelia Kemp

October 26, 2020   /  

Majors: Communication Studies, Sociology
Class Year: 2021
Faculty Mentor: Matt Krain

Andrew Award of Excellence

As a Communications Specialist Intern for BFCC in Colorado Springs, CO, I collected data on current posts and worked with the Communications Team to create new social media content.

The Andrew Award for Excellence recognizes students who demonstrated distinction throughout the process of applying for an APEX Fellowship.

Amelia Kemp will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

14 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Amelia Kemp”

  1. Amelia,
    This is a wonderful explanation of the internship experience that you had. I really enjoyed working with you, and reading your reflections this summer. Your presentation makes clear just how much you got out of the experience, even given the difficult circumstances.

    Your work was at the intersection of communication, social media, and social justice in both a faith community and a civic community context. Often those who work in the field of communication don;t get to see the impacts of their work so directly. Your work really gave you a unique perspective. Based on your experiences, what lessons would you impart to others interested in doing social justice and communications work?

    1. Hi Dr. Krain,
      Thank you for your thoughtful comments and questions, as well as your support throughout the fellowship! I definitely think that my experience was unique, but I would say that one of the most important lessons I learned is to stay true to who you are. In order for your work, both creatively and in social justice, to be compelling and helpful, you really have to believe in and be passionate about that work. Keep an open mind, and know that you impact others just as much as they impact you!

  2. Amelia,
    As I told you this summer when I contacted you, I’m so proud of you for your work on this internship (and, of course, in general!). I could really tell that this project spoke to your passions and also challenged your skills in a good way. You definitely are the kind of person who needs a job that changes and allows you to be dynamic and to learn, in return. Unfortunately my Political Rhetoric class is during most of your online time this afternoon and then I have a NAACP environmental committee meeting, but I do hope we will get the change to talk. I came from a UCC/American Baptist federated church that was very small and then moved to Unitarian Universalism about 30 years ago, but many of the same issues of being a liberal voice in a conservative region and a relatively small community are consistent with your experience, including on this particular issue. Congratulations on your fine work!
    Professor B

    1. Thank You Professor B! I would love to chat more with you about all of this–feel free to send me an email and we can connect. I am thankful for all of your support over my time at Wooster!

  3. Amelia,
    Thank you for your presentation. I’m glad that your experience has allowed you to see a clear path after Wooster. I hope that you succeed with your Fulbright application. Best wishes!

  4. What a terrific experience, Amelia! So glad that you got a chance to share it with all of us. Best of luck to you with your Fulbright!

  5. Amelia – You certainly could not have planned for how the summer unfolded, could you? Not only did you roll with the opportunities as they came to you, but you’ve taken that forward for future experiences. And thank you for your good suggestions for other students looking ot work in a similar organization. Congratulations.

    1. It was definitely a surprise! I’m always glad to be of help in any way that I can. Thank you again for all your support this summer!

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