Melina Packer

GFI Fellow - Class of 2017

Graduate Student, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
UC Berkeley


Equity and Inclusion Fellowship


Equity and Inclusion Fellows Melina and Hortencia will serve as student leaders for the ongoing project, “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley.” Entering its second year, the project aims to improve campus climate through addressing the barriers and possibilities for greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the UC Berkeley food system, including in academics and educational programming, student-led initiatives and campus operations. Responsibilities include:

  1. Co-facilitating the “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Programming at UC Berkeley” Working Group and actively participating in efforts to build a UC Berkeley-wide food policy council.
  2. Working closely with project leadership staff to organize a fall 2016 public forum on equity, inclusion, and diversity in UC Berkeley Food Systems and 2016-17 program workshops.
  3. Leading the development and execution of a digital, interactive map of the UC Berkeley “foodscape.”