Amelia Pape

Amelia Pape


Adjunct Faculty


Amelia Pape is an entrepreneur, impact strategist, and dogged seeker of positive social change. She is the founder of My Street Grocery, an award-winning social enterprise launched in Portland, Oregon in 2011 and acquired by the nation’s largest organic grocer in 2013. After her company’s acquisition, Amelia worked as a corporate intrapreneur in her role as the Director of Food Access Programs for Whole Foods Market, where she developed and led the organization’s first comprehensive food access initiative.

In 2017, Amelia left her corporate director role to work as a strategist under the banner of her second company, ALICE, where she provides strategic clarity and direction to innovators seeking to maximize positive impact. Amelia is an accomplished strategic storyteller and speaks about entrepreneurship, access, impact, leadership, and connection at events around North America.

Amelia teaches Storytelling and Impact Measurement in the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate program. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Impact Entrepreneurs, designs and develops empathy programs at Grassroots U, and is a member of PSU's Ashoka U Change Team.

Amelia’s writings have been published in Newsweek, and she has co-designed and delivered presentations for the Fulbright Program, Elevating Impact Summit, Net Impact Conference, MercyCorps Northwest, GoGreen PDX, and the World Affairs Council, among others. Her work has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and more.

Amelia holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BA in economics, communication and political theory from the American University.