Amelia was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She attended public education through school district #2, graduated from Senior High, and acquired her degree at MSU Billings.
Her parents, Rebecca & Javier Marquez, raised a family of six and now take in children in the foster system.
Amelia has advocated for the arts and youth through theatre. She has taught students in the school district about important issues through art.
Amelia’s family has been active in the community. Her grandparents, Ruth and Ynes Contreraz, were present throughout the south side of Billings and were founding members of the annual Mexican Fiesta in South Park.
Currently, Amelia works at a department store, takes care of her foster siblings, and assists in making the government work for the people.