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Neighborhood School

Los Angeles, CA
Mele playing volleyball at WNS as a 7th grader in Los Angeles, CA

Redondo Union
High school

Redondo Beach, CA
Mele playing volleyball at Redondo Union HS as a freshman in Los Angeles, CA

Long Beach

Carson, CA
Mele playing a year up every year at Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club

2023 Under Armour
All American

Orlando, FL
Mele posing for Under Armour's 2023 All America media day in Orlando, FL

of Oklahoma

Norman, OK
Mele passing a hard driven ball at the University of Oklahoma in 2023



Volley For Tonga
Tsunami Relief Fundraiser

As a proud Tongan, the impact of the volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami that devastated the small island nation hit very close to home. With many of my own family members still living on the island, it was a very scary time for all of us. In an effort to help, I decided to enlist two of my teammates for a back-to-back volleyball pledge-a-thon to raise funds which were donated to buy books, school supplies, and clothes for kids on the island.

Mele organizing and participating a fundraising event called Volley for Tonga to aid tsnunami relief efforts in Tonga

Community Food Distribution
for Covid Relief

As we all know, the pandemic had a huge impact on the lives of many people. None more so than the communities and neighborhoods of the inner city, where my family was raised. In an effort to help make sure families could eat during the pandemic, my family and I organized a weekly food distribution event where anyone could come by my grandma's house and pick up a free box of vegetables, eggs, meats, milk and other staple food items. We partnered with local churches and the Tongan Community of Southern California to get logistical support. My family and I did this every week for 2 years.

Mele participating in a local community food distribution event for covid relief



I am Mexican

Mele proudly wearing traditional Mexican attire showcasing her love and pride in her heritage

I am Tongan

Mele proudly wearing traditional Tongan attire showcasing her love and pride in her heritage

I am Serbian

Mele proudly wearing the Serbian flag showcasing her love and pride in her heritage