Mellisha Stokes is a UCLA undergraduate student studying sociology. Mellisha is also involved in research on climate and oceanographic change as part of a student research team examining climate change impacts in the North Pacific. She is active in discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mellisha is establishing a new student organization “E4” that is focused on Education and Empowerment in Earth and Environmental Sciences through partnering with diversity-based student organizations on campus. Mellisha is also a member of Tau Theta Pi!