The Ohio State University Corporate Engagement Office

Melisa Diaz

LASER Hub Coordinator

PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences. Her research focuses on studying the surface geochemistry of ice-free areas in Antarctica, which coincides with her love of Earth, affinity for the cold, and fear of spiders. Melisa was a first generation, low-income college student and joined LASER to help high school students avoid the same mistakes she made when deciding to pursue higher education.