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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Melissa Lau

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Buffalo, NY
Center for Elder Law and Justice, High Road

Work Highlights

Conducted research on the design of current nursing homes and possible alternatives to the traditional methods.

Learned about the inequality that is embedded within the structure of nursing homes.

Wrote a paper based on my research in support of legislation proposed by Center for Elder Law and Justice.


Summer Takeaway

The ability to implement the values I guard as an individual into the work that I do for the community.


Supervisor Quote

Melissa has excellent written and verbal communication skills. She never hesitated to ask questions and proactively reached out to others in the long-term care field to improve her insight into nursing homes and further develop her research into alternative models of nursing home care. In addition, Melissa was an active participant in CELJ meetings and meetings with CELJ partners. Melissa was a wonderful addition to the CELJ team!

–Lindsay Heckler