Melissa Blundell Osorio

Melissa Blundell Osorio

Graduate Student, 2023 Cohort

Education History

MSc Human Evolution and Behavior, University College London, 2022 (Merit)

BA  Anthropology, Florida International University, 2020 (Summa Cum Laude)

About Melissa Blundell Osorio

Melissa is from San Juan, Puerto Rico.  She holds a BA in Anthropology and an MSc in Human Evolution and Behavior.  Prior to starting graduate school, she served as the Director of Education and Public Programs for the Wilzig Erotic Art Museum.  In 2021, she was part of the organizing team for the Exhibitionism: Sexuality at the Museum conference.  Melissa also has a strong commitment to science communication.  She was one of the founding organizers of Nerd Nite Miami, and has delivered presentations at Nerd Nites in Miami, New York City, and London.


"Sex, Drugs, and Happiness."  Nerd Nite:  How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi.  St. Martin's Press-Macmillan, Expected Feb 2024

Selected Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 2020

FIU Academic Excellence in Anthropology Award, 2020

IU Presidential Diversity Fellowship, 2023