Melina Rapazzini graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in religious studies and nursing. As a 2015 summer intern in Lived Theology, Rapazzini worked with New Covenant Hope Church in Oakland to develop a reading, art and gardening program for inner-city refugee children. In August 2016, she joined the Christian Community Development Association on El Camino del Immigrante, a 10-day, 150-mile walking pilgrimage from the Tijuana border to Los Angeles in support of immigration reform.
Rapazzini participated in the Summer Internship in Lived Theology in 2015. Her mentors were Heather A. Warren and Russell M. Jeung.
To read the intern blog, click here.