Melissa Hatch

Melissa Hatch

Work History

Work History


Riverkeeper Junior Council

Educate and involve the younger generation on the importance of environmental awareness

Habitat Restorations Volunteer

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

Committed over 200 hours of service to ecological restoration of land and native species

Tutor, DePaul University Outreach Program

Pulaski Middle School

Taught Spanish speaking parents useful English so they could better help their middle school children in school


The Silver Room

Managed office affairs, maintained accounts with international vendors, and facilitated local compliance with the City of Chicago

Assistant to the Commissioner of Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Debra Shore Campaign

Campaigned for the betterment of treated waste water for five million residents of Cook County

Watershed Protection Intern

Riverkeeper, Inc.

Protected NYC public drinking water through Watershed Protection, campaigned for NYC Tap Water, updated reports on the watershed infrastructure including Tunnel No. 3, drafted FOIL requests to the New York Department of Environmental Protection, and performed various research projects


Acknowledged for my contribution to the publication, “Preparing to Repair: The Delaware Aqueduct Leak and New York City’s Efforts to Repair It.” ©2009 Riverkeeper, Inc. Clean Water Coalition, NYC.


Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations

Advise the Mission on CARICOM, AOSIS and Second Committee matters, and report to the Counsellor on resolutions pertinent to Grenada, particularly resolutions dealing with environmental and Climate Change issues 


Acknowledged for my contribution to and circulation of the White Paper, "Climate Change and Small Developing Countries: Needs, Expectations and Strategies;"  circulated among heads of state at the UN in New York and at several international conferences on Climate Change, particularly Bonn 2008 and Rio 2008. 



MA Candidate, Bioethics

New York University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Focuses & Interests:

1. International and local Public Health issues

2. Environmental Health issues

3. The role, functions, and effectiveness of global organizations affecting health in the UN, NGO, and business sectors

4. Emerging instruments for Global Health governance, how they operate and their effectiveness for promoting health action at the country level

5. The United States Environmental Protection Agency

6. Medical and Environmental Ethics


DePaul University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Minor in Professional Writing

Honors: Dean’s List, seven consecutive terms

Graduate of Academic High Honors 

Activities:Philosophy Circle

Model United Nations

Membership:Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Golden Key International Honor Society