Melia Paguirigan

Producer - Seattle

Melia originally pursued visual arts in college, but soon realized that her favorite critters to draw were found in the rocky tidepools of the Puget Sound and quickly switched to environmental science. Most recently she was a Roger Arliner Young Marine Conservation Diversity Fellow at Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC where she worked on research, policy and storytelling around ocean acidification. Having moved back home, she now works on policy advocacy for the Puget Sound at Washington Environmental Council. In Seattle, she organizes around environmental justice challenges facing young people of color, goes hiking, reads comics and cooks for friends. Find her @meliapaguirigan