My name is Lily Melendez, and I am a rising junior at UCSB. Double majoring in Environmental Studies and English, I am passionate about using language and communication as a means to more effectively engage the public in environmental awareness. As someone who has lived in both New York City and Los Angeles, I am also interested in ways cities could be better designed to support environmental protections and public health. I would love to pursue a sustainable land-use and urban development career, especially with regards to ensuring green spaces and renewable energy initiatives are equitable in implementation. In my free time, I love to read, skate, kayak, play the ukulele, and cook vegan recipes! I am so excited to learn more about the intricacies of sustainable production and supply chain transparency and be a part of this passionate community!