Melisa Urbina

Senior Project Coordinator

Melisa Urbina (she/her) serves as the Senior Project Coordinator for the L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative. Melisa is a non-profit professional with 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth, with 5 of those focused on foster youth. She began her nonprofit career at Orange County Human Relations (OCHR) in the city of Santa Ana. There, as a Human Relations Specialist, she successfully ran the BRIDGES Safe & Respectful Schools Program in five different school sites across Orange County. She began working within the Child Welfare system when she joined the Alliance for Children’s Rights in the Summer of 2017. Melisa is originally from the San Diego/Tijuana border area and moved to Orange County to pursue her education. Melisa wanted to pursue a career as a college professor. However, the universe had other plans, as she fell in love with working with youth and seeing them thrive. Melisa holds a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton.

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