Melina Melgoza is a student at UCLA and a Tarjan Center Diversity Fellow. As a student at UCLA, Ms. Melgoza has promoted higher education to address educational disparities in underrepresented and marginalized communities in the Los Angeles region. She worked as the Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator for Xinachtli, a community access and outreach project, where she worked with continuation students, undocumented students, English language learners, and previously incarcerated youth to address their personal and academic needs. Melina has also taught public health to students in Ekumfi-Srafa Aboano, Ghana, Africa, and English to students in Mexico and Japan. Her future research interests are focused on education.