The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth
Executive Director

Born and raised in San Diego, California Melinda has always been curious about the intersections and interplay of culture, identity and opportunity. through her work with migrant farmworkers in Central California, teen mothers in San Diego, refugee youth in Australia and Women in post-conflict Liberia, this curiosity has blossomed into a passion and catalyst for a profession in research and community development. Melinda graduated with a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and recently completed her PhD in Sociology from the University of Queensland.