Melina Encinas

Melina is a Program Coordinator skilled in advocacy, higher education, and community outreach.

Prior to Rosie’s House, Melina worked with college students as a career advisor at Arizona State University (ASU) for 4 years. There, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In addition, her time at ASU also led her to a position with the Global Launch program, working as a bilingual student advisor for over 300 Master’s degree Peruvian instructors.

Melina partially credits her passion for action against systemic inequalities to her experiences with the Council of Coalitions at ASU, specifically El Concilio, and her time serving on the Global Student Engagement Committee, both organizations created to empower students’ voices and cultural identities. As a result, Melina is now working toward her Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights.

In the past, Melina was heavily involved in choir and musical theater. Through first-hand experience and her time at Rosie’s House, Melina feels confident in the power of music education and its transformative effects on developing youth.