As LACI’s Community Coordinator, Melissa is responsible for curating public and private events, campus experiences and tours – all with the mission of cultivating a thriving community. Melissa is an operations and programs specialist with demonstrated experience interacting with diverse community members and creating positive relationships to further various program outreach. Prior to LACI, Melissa worked at The Gabriella Foundation where she spearheaded various projects including expanding their summer camp program to low-resource communities in Los Angeles. Melissa comes from a film and art background having studied film at Santa Clara University and is an active member of Emerging Arts Leaders of LA. In her downtime, Melissa can be found rooting for her favorite sports team (Go Clippers!) and exploring all kinds of food in Los Angeles.