Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Mel couldn’t be more proud to be a Fuelian. Her work focuses on continuing to grow our collection of sustainable products, our partnerships with other mission-driven organizations, and the positive impact on our team, clients and communities as a Certified B Corporation.
Mel is passionate about sustainability and the role that businesses play in addressing social and environmental issues around the world. As a B Local NC Triangle Board Member, Mel creates the space for B Corps to engage, collaborate and support each other by planning community events and serving as a connector between local B Corps and the global B community.
During her spare time, Mel enjoys spending time with her partner, Hart, and their two dogs Bruschi and Lucy. Mel is also a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer, and she loves cooking, attending music concerts, going to spin classes and visiting new local shops.
Causes I Support: Climate Action, Zero Hunger, Life Below Water, and Decent Work and Economic Growth (ref: The 17 SDGs)
Pet Peeves: Food waste, wishcycling, road rage
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: Mugs, tumblers and water bottles – I can never have enough of them! Desk plants make me happy as well.
Favorite Bands: Milky Chance, FKJ, Hozier, Alabama Shakes, Oasis, Sylvan Esso, Tash Sultana, Arctic Monkeys
What I Want to be When I Grow Up: A fun Grandma!
Favorite Place to Travel: That I have traveled to, Florence, Italy. Still on my bucket list, India.
Favorite Condiment: Mustard