Hi, my name is Melissa Bebb and I am doing a mentored study with Bee Downtown through Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. I am a North Carolina native from the southeastern part of the state. I graduated in 2007 from North Carolina State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. I’m driven by a desire to help improve people’s lives and have spent most of my career in healthcare. I have been exposed to the fascinating world of honey bees through my parents, who have taken up beekeeping in their retirement. Growing up in a farming community, I learned early on about the critical role bees play in our ecosystem. I’m excited to join the Bee Downtown team where I’ll be responsible for developing a strategic expansion plan for their “beesness”, enabling them to grow their impact on the bees and our planet!