Melissa Miyashiro

Executive Director
Blue Planet Foundation

Melissa heads the overall organizational management, direction, and decision-making of Blue Planet’s work to champion scalable policies and programs that transform Hawaii’s energy systems to clean energy solutions. She received a law degree and a certificate in Environmental Law from the William S. Richardson School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Denver. Melissa was born in Colorado, spent her teenage years in Peru, and has lived in Hawaii since 2005. In 2020, Melissa was selected by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of “20 for the Next 20” People to Watch in Hawaii. In 2016, she was selected as one of the Pacific Business News “40 Under 40” young professional leaders. She is a board member of Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii (VLSH) and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).