Amelia joined Michow, Cox & McAskin, LLP, as a paralegal in the fall of 2022. A current student in the part-time J.D. program at the DU Sturm College of Law, Amelia assists the Firm with a variety of tasks from administration to legal research and drafting.

Amelia comes to the Firm with a strong background in public policy.  She received her Ph.D. in Geography from CU Boulder in 2016. Her research focused on rural development and immigration. Amelia then worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency, serving as the County Executive Director for La Plata and Archuleta counties. During this time Amelia worked closely with farmers and ranchers throughout southwestern Colorado.  She implemented rural programs for soil conservation, fire mitigation, and water resource management. Her passion for local solutions to local problems ultimately led her back to law school, and to the rewarding work of assisting local governments at Michow, Cox & McAskin.


B.A., Arizona State University, history
May 2007

M.A., University of Colorado, geography
August 2011

Ph.D., University of Colorado, geography
August 2016