Amelia Zak

Amelia Zak is an online news intern at Michigan Radio. She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and is a native of Buffalo, New York. Her previous journalism experience was at The Michigan Daily where she acting Music Beat Editor. Amelia is also currently a copywriter at the Alumni Association for the University of Michigan.

Outside of Michigan Radio, Amelia enjoys music journalism, attending various musical concerts and shows, yoga, running, cooking badly, dancing poorly, and spending time with friends.

State Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, and state Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, are two Iraq War veterans who were “heartbroken and outraged” when a recent audit revealed the poor quality of care being given to military veterans at a state facility.

Barrett and Knezek decided to fight for the veterans.

A recent audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans revealed the state facility was understaffed, that the workers were mishandling complaints of abuse and neglect, and that they were not conducting mandated safety checks.