From a young age, Amelia has been driven to by her interest in social and environmental issues and love of the arts. Upon completing a Bachelor's degree majoring in Biology and Anthropology, she went on to achieve First Class Honours for her Thesis in freshwater ecology.
Amelia began a career in environmental project development and consulting in 2008. Through learning the ins-and-outs of the carbon trade, she saw a need to focus on small-scale projects that utilised local resources and relied less on the volatile financial markets of the time. Seeing an opportunity to unite her passion for all things creative with her need to be involved in hands-on social and environmental change, she founded Komai in 2011.
Amelia was born in New York City to an American father and a British mother and at age seven moved to Sydney, Australia. Her rich and diverse childhood opened her heart and mind to the fragile beauty and cultures of the world, which continue to be her inspiration for finding ways to create a better future.