Melina is an 8th grade student at Independence Middle School in Jupiter, FL. She has been involved with Joshua’s Heart Foundation since 2012. Melina has served as the Vice-Chair of the Junior Advisory Board of the Boca Chapter since 2015. She collaborates with other board members to organize multiple service events, raise funds for the organization, and assist with food distributions. Over the years, Melina has participated in multiple events to help the community facilitated by Joshua’s Heart.
In 2017, Melina received a Volunteer Service Award from the Broward County Commission for her commitment to assisting underserviced communities. Melina believes in the importance of being a role model to her peers through volunteerism. Melina also has a strong dedication to classical music and attends operatic singing class.