Amelia, Millennium Fellow 2015-2016
First generation low income partnership (FLIP), Columbia university
Amelia Colban is passionate about increasing access to education and is currently working with two FLIP organizations to promote equal opportunity amongst college students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. A freshman at Columbia University, she is the treasurer for FLIP Columbia. To maximize the student group's capacity to serve its constituent population, she recently founded a national nonprofit, FLIP (First Generation Low Income Partnership), inc., to support student organizations devoted to building communities for first-generation and low-income students on their campuses. Amelia also serves as chair of the nonprofit organization's MicroGrants initiative, a crowdsourcing campaign to subsidize low-income students' emergency needs.