Melanie Okoro

Melanie Okoro



Former NOAA Scientist turned entrepreneur, Dr. Melanie Okoro, grew up fishing with her great-grandmother, who raised her in Tuskegee, Alabama. Those years were special and formative, and instilled in her a love for the environment. Currently, Dr. Okoro is the CEO and founder of Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc; an minority-owned firm providing sustainable environmental and engineering solutions in the water, utilities, transportation, real-estate industries. 

I am proud to join the Board of Sacramento Splash; an organization who is leading the charge during a transformative time to implement initiatives, curricula, and educational programs that ignite exploration and investigation through nature in K-12 youth regionally and nation-wide! With a goal to inspire the next generation of stewards and I’m excited to be a part of Sac Splash –  empowering the communities we serve.  

Dr. Okoro is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields. Dr. Okoro holds a PhD in Marine Estuarine and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Her favorite critter is the coho salmon, (Oncorhynchus kisutch).