Meloddy Gao is a senior with a fierce curiosity for the ways environmental and social justice issues can be communicated through art. As an environmental management major with sustainable fashion and law and public policy minors, she is fascinated by the crossroads in which the performing arts and the environment intersect. Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Connie Wright/Lady Vulture) is her first theatre production at Indiana University. She is currently the president of the Asian American Association at IU. Meloddy is also an avid writer, dancer, and artist. She is the creator of Asian American Love Letters, a collection of letters and stories that celebrates the journeys that lead Asian Americans to embrace their identities. This past spring, she was awarded first place at the IU Arts and Humanities Council Indiana Retold Story Slam. Through her experiences at and away from campus, Meloddy has come to recognize the critical role of art in communicating societal issues. Following graduation, Meloddy aspires to continue advocating for marginalized communities and climate action by listening to and uplifting others’ stories.
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Class of 2021
Environmental Management/Sustainable Fashion
Law and Public Policy