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Grad student to intern in Germany with United Nations

IMG_3282Melissa Kaye Angel is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the School of Communication, studying Media Communication Studies. Focusing on environmental and climate change communication, she works as a Media Editor for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, where she focuses on videography and editing content. In addition to her studies and work, she is a Website Design TA for the Program in Interdisciplinary Computing.

This summer, Melissa will board a plane for Bonn, Germany. She’s been accepted as an intern for the Momentum for Change Initiative, which is an initiative backed by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat. The goal is to “shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future.”

Melissa is a shoe-in for the internship, as she advocates for FSU to divest funds from fossil fuel companies and reinvent in cleaner, safer renewable energy through FSU Divest.

“I want to be able to help my state understand the impacts of climate change,” she shared on her GoFundMe page. The international experience will help her move forward in influencing highly resilient, low-carbon initiatives in the Sunshine State.

While she’s there, she will be working with the Momentum for Change team to implement communication activities that build up to the UNCCC Conference. Starting in June, the internship is on-location at the UNFCCC premises in Bonn, Germany and will end with the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France in November 30 – December 11, 2015.