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Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member
(443) 949 0575
Mel (they/them pronouns) recently graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving a B.A. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Global Studies of the Middle East and South Asia. They grew up in Southside Virginia and discovered their interest in the environmental field while working as a Contact Ranger at Virginia State Parks as a teenager.
During their last two years of college, Mel participated in cross-disciplinary research that involved field research on urban water security in Cairo, Egypt, and how Islamic religious practices influence perceptions of the environment. Through this project, they learned the value of applying global studies’ ethical frameworks to better understand how people interact with the environment in diverse ways.
In their last semester, they interned in Stormwater Management under the UVA Office of Environmental Resources, where they had the opportunity to become familiar with BMPs and environmental compliance. Their primary interests are sustainable development, restoration, water scarcity.
When Mel is not working, they enjoy roller skating, reading science fiction, and spending time with their cat, Sybbie.