About Me

Melissa Lyken is a senior at the University of California Santa Cruz double majoring in Community Studies and Sociology. As co-chair of the African/Black Student Alliance 2015-2016, Melissa has organized protests that have resulted in attaining resources for underrepresented black students on campus. Melissa is passionate and committed to social justice work and uplifting members of the African Diaspora. Currently, Melissa is an intern with At The Well Conferences Inc. an organization that works to educate and uplift young women of color at Princeton University- atthewellconferences.org/.

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