Melissa Strompolis, was one of the guest editors of a special issue of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice that was recently released. The special issue grew out of the International Community Psychology Conference held in Fortaleza, Brazil and focuses on 'Community Psychology and Public Policy: Research, Advocacy, and Training in International Contexts'. The guest editors, representing the US, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Portugal, included Douglas D. Perkins, Manuel García-Ramírez, Isabel Menezes, Irma Serrano-García, and Melissa Strompolis.
Melissa earned her PhD from the Health Psychology program with a concentration in community psychology. She graduated in the spring of 2015.