Amelia Jensen Researcher
Amelia Jensen is a recent graduate of the MLA program at Cornell University, where she was awarded a National Student ASLA Honor Award. She has received several grants to pursue research projects including her master’s thesis on dam removal in the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, she presented a co-authored, peer-reviewed paper with Professor Brian Davis at a Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, which will be published in an upcoming volume. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Amelia volunteered teaching kids about the landscape through native plants. During her undergraduate degree in environmental studies and religion at Oberlin College, she developed interdisciplinary interests in fluvial geomorphology, traditional narrative as social empowerment, and land management as a complex relationship of multiple natures and cultures. Her current research centers on the hybrid, envirotechnical landscapes of rivers and water infrastructure, where intensive human uses, social values, and bio-/geo-physical systems converge to generate novel opportunities for design.