Activity Director of LxG
Melva (she/her/hers), assistant professor in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island and Activity Director with the LxGSG. I am originally from a town along the Texas-Coahuila border but I have been in the US since I was 10 years old. I got my Ph.D. in geography from Oregon State. I use ethnographic research methods to study cultural landscapes. I am specifically interested in understanding how people develop cultural, emotional, and spiritual attachments to coastal environments. Through my research, I seek to gain insight on how having/losing access to natural spaces impact distinct groups of people and to identify strategies for resource management approaches that are both ecologically sustainable and socially just. You can find me at @DrMelvaTrevino on (my recently created!) Twitter and @avlem.onivert on IG.