Dr. Melodie NAJA was born in Lebanon and educated in France. Following an international scientific experience in Canada, Lebanon and Singapore she is now based in the USA. As G.M. Naja became "a mission-critical assent to the Everglades Foundation", her dynamism, expertise, attention to detail and effective communication also with environmental attorneys and judges "has made her a formidable force shaping the dynamics of Florida Everglades water quality. These efforts demonstrate high scholarly achievements, professional focus and leadership ability".
For her achievements she has recently been appointed to the Lebanese Legion of Honor.