The Grey Green Alliance collaboration between Ohio University and Ohio State University was recently featured in the new online science magazine The Athens Effect. Writer Anna Birk highlights the experience of Melissa Damico, the Ohio University Environmental Studies Honors Tutorial College sophomore who has served as a tangible bridge between the two universities. A member of the Dabelko Research Group in the Voinovich School, Damico spent summer 2019 embedded in Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County to conduct research on building climate resilience and more livable communities for older adults. Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County is a dynamic community advocate for older adults based in Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.
Melissa continues to conduct research and support applied efforts to bring together older adults and sustainability and resilience including growing efforts in Athens City and Athens County. Melissa will work on a range of Grey Green Alliance topics as a Voinovich Scholar with the Dabelko Research Group for the 2020-21 school year.
Check out The Athens Effect story to learn more about Melissa’s applied research experience.