Melinda Alfano

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  Melinda joined Northstar with a background in food waste recovery in both the non-profit and startup spaces. She is inspired to support organizations and people who see the value in bringing new purpose to what is traditionally seen as waste.

EDUCATION:  M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management, McGill University

MELINDA AFTER WORK:  After work, Melinda typically spends time with her husband and two cats, helps cook up some dinner, and watches re-runs of her favorite shows. She also enjoys water sports, solving jigsaw puzzles, cozying up with a dystopian fiction novel, and volunteering on beach cleanups.