Melody is a Wimmin's Studies Major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A native of Los Angeles, California, Melody divides most of hir time in Las Vegas between school and developing new ways to facilitate discussion around reproductive issues with hir group, the Pleasure Educations Resource for the Vegas Valley (PERVV). Zhe is a black queer activist who is dedicated to eradicating all forms of homophobia and transphobia using the reproductive justice framework. Zhe is a participant in the Southwest Partnership with Choice USA and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and a graduate of Choice USA's 2006 National Gloria Steinem Leadership Institute. Melody is also a 2007 recipient of the Choice USA Commitment to Leadership Award.