Coaches: All Interpretation Events
Specialty: Prose, DI, Oratory, INFO, and POI
Amelia Burns graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Organizational Communication and minors in Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies. While competing for the Bradley University Speech Team, she competed in national finals in Prose and DI, and reached national outrounds in INFO, ADS, and Duo. Amelia’s coaching philosophy is centered on helping students tell their story. She gets the most joy out of helping students find their voice in their speeches and scripts.
After four years of high school competition in Texas, Amelia knew that continuing her personal growth and education through speech was an invaluable opportunity. Competing for Bradley and Illinois State University’s teams helped her better fall in love with advocacy and creating art. Amelia especially enjoys researching and writing about gender violence, women’s rights, disability advocacy, LGBTQIA issues, and environmental politics. Ultimately though, she wants you to fall in love with your event.