Amelia Lumpkin is a theater maker with a strong passion for the arts that began at a young age while attending classes and performances at Raleigh Little Theatre. She has returned to RLT as a teacher, staff member, volunteer, artist, patron, and donor. She has directed productions for various theaters, including Burning Coal Theatre, Agape Theatre Project, The Justice Theater Project, and Odyssey Stage, and believes in the power of theater to educate, bring people together, and transform. Amelia graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and Arabic from Davidson College where she rounded out her collegiate experience with deep service work through the Bonner Scholars program and intercultural studies through study abroad in Syria, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Belize. In her professional career, she has gained valuable experience in nonprofit and arts administration, education, international community development, as well as technology, specifically in change management and learning. As a CaveGuide with Caveday, she has developed skills in online community building. With a commitment to community, anti-racism, and celebrating children, Amelia values the opportunity to use her theater-making skills to make a positive impact. She is honored to be considered for a position on the board at Raleigh Little Theatre, an organization that holds a special place in her heart.