About the Speaker:
Graduating cum laude with a BS Nutrition degree under her belt from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños and garnering a Master’s degree in Business Administration Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Melody has amassed 14 years of diverse work experience focusing on sustainability in consumption and production, food systems, hospitality and tourism sectors, human and planetary health promotion and integration.
As a licensed Environmental Planner and a registered Nutritionist Dietitian, Melody has worked with various organizations ranging from academic institutions, private and healthcare organizations, national government agencies.
She currently works with WWF Philippines as a project manager leading the country’s very first sustainable consumption and production project with a focus on food service and hospitality sector in the country. Dubbed, “The Sustainable Diner: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism,” the project’s objective is to broaden the knowledge of the government, private sectors, and consumers in the Philippines on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in food-related sectors. Furthermore, she leads SoilMate, an innovation project that helps promote food waste diversion away from the landfills.
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