Melissa Warthen

Melissa Warthen, associate director of the First-Year Experience in Student Life, “has dedicated herself to implementing sustainability into every First-Year program,” noted her two nomination letters. “This includes over 15 events attended by first-year students during Orientation Week and beyond.” She has been involved in increasing compost efforts, use of the water buffalo as well as recycling efforts at events. “Melissa takes pride in Green initiatives and she inspires others to do so as well,” one of her nominators said.

Melissa is a 2019 Pitt Sustainability Award Winner (Staff)