Mellisha Stokes is a UCLA 2019 graduate student with a B.A. in sociology. She is 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 also involved in research regarding science identity and the social environments that allow this to take shape. Mellisha believes that there is enormous potential in those from both the social sciences and the green sciences to work together to solve social and environmental issues. She is active in discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mellisha is also a member of Tau Theta Pi!