Melissa Alba was a full-time student at Loyola University New Orleans. Throughout her high school career, she participated in many community events that helped out the immigrant community of New Orleans such as free legal clinics and health fairs. Melissa volunteered for several nonprofit organizations such as Puentes New Orleans and VAYLA. She hopes to further her community involvement by starting her own campaign that would help undocumented immigrants and other members of the Latino population in New Orleans understand their rights.