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Scholar Who Creates Inclusive Spaces - Dr. Melva Treviño Peña

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences, University of Rhode Island 

Tenured: No

Age: 36

Education: B.A., international affairs, University of Nevada, Reno; M.S., geography and environmental resources, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; and Ph.D., geography, Oregon State University 

Career mentors: Dr. Leslie Duram, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Dr. Larry Becker, Oregon State University; Dr. Joan Gross, Oregon State University; Dr. Shireen Hyrapiet, Houston Community College; Dr. Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island; Dr. Kendall Moore, University of Rhode Island; Dr. Irene Mata, Wellesley College; and Dr. M. Gabriela Torres, Wheaton College

Words of wisdom/advice for new faculty members: “Community is everything! Find your people, learn how to support them, and let them support you when you need it too.”  

Human interaction is at the center of Dr. Melva Treviño Peña’s work. At The University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, much of Treviño Peña’s scholarship involves listening to and studying people.

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