Melanie Lopez


Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences


Wildlife Conservation

Campus Involvement:

Service Chair for the Animal Science Club, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity , Zumba Club, Wildlife Society

What do you like about the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources?

I like how it is a smaller college so there is the opportunity to form real relationships with faculty and staff and get a personalized college experience. I also enjoy the hands on aspect of my classes. We have resources that allow us to not only learn the major topics but also apply the information at hand in a current scenario right on South Campus.

What is your most memorable AG or UD experience?

My first Ag Day really resonated with me because it finally made me see how much of a community the CANR here at the University of Delaware is. Even though there are so many classes, clubs and organizations that the students partake in, there is overlap within many of those, so you get to meet more people, get introduced to new and exciting experiences and you see how involved our college is with its students and on campus.

What are your career goals?

I hope to be accepted to a graduate program that would allow me to further study my interest of being a wildlife biologist or specialize in research for zoonotic diseases.

What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?

I am a certified Gladiator fighter in Rome.

What is your favorite book, movie or song?

I love all the Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Divergent and Hunger Games trilogies and I am currently finishing the Game of Thrones series.
I love so many movies and different types of music it is hard to pick one!

Name: Melanie Lopez

Graduation Year: 2018

Hometown: Sayreville, New Jersey