Mapmaker Profile: Melissa Zavala

Mapmaker Profile - Melissa Zavala

Melissa Zavala grew up in Jackson Heights.  She is an anthropologist researching land reclamation projects around NYC.  Her broader interests also include urban ecology and conservation through restoration and reclamation. Committed to waste reduction as part of an environmental ethic consistent with conservation, she and her husband, Lenny Olsson, volunteer at the neighborhood composting site called JH-SCRAPS.



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