Melissa Miyashiro is Chief of Staff at Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to clearing the path for 100% clean energy through bold advocacy, awareness, and community action. She received a law degree and a certificate in Environmental Law from the William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawaii) and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Denver. In 2015, Melissa led Blue Planet’s grassroots campaign to pass the nation’s first 100% renewable energy law. Before Blue Planet, Melissa worked as a legal fellow assisting state agencies in Hawaii with rulemaking, invasive species law and policy, and inter-agency coordination. She has authored papers on climate justice and taught persuasive writing and legislative advocacy at Hawaii’s law school. Melissa also worked as a litigator in private practice and completed a clerkship at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. Before attending law school, Melissa worked as an environmental scientist for a Hawaii-based consulting company, managing multi-party environmental projects.