Melissa Papp has been employed as a paralegal for the past twenty years with a focus on civil litigation. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in environmental science at American Public University, combining her passion for environmental issues with her love of learning. She is very interested in environmental policy and the decisions that are made by the various local, state and federal agencies with a direct impact on our environment and our lives. She also wants to help spread the word about the effects our actions have on the environment— and the steps that people can take to help make a difference. Papp lives in Florida with her husband and their four “fur-kids.” Her interests include gardening, reading and writing.