Melissa D. Lopez
Melissa is an environmental science student who is motivated to use applied research skills to improve sustainability in urban spaces. As an intern for Brown's Office of Sustainability, she has led green tours and runs donation drives to divert waste from landfills. Melissa is from Los Angeles, where she grew up understanding the importance of hydrology and green spaces in populated cities. As a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, she has been able to conduct field research and GIS analysis. In the future, Melissa hopes to bring her interdisciplinary knowledge into the field of environmental planning.