Karen Melvin


County of San Diego - Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Subject Matter Expert


Karen Melvin is a Deputy Agricultural Commission/Sealer with the San Diego County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from the University of California, Riverside.  Karen manages the Plant Health and Pest Prevention division which is tasked with protecting and promoting our natural and agricultural resources while bolstering economic growth. As a member of the San Diego Food System Alliance she works with a broad spectrum of stakeholders in increasing access to healthy food and the sustainability of local agriculture.  She also collaborates with local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to detect invasive pests and prevent their establishment in the County of San Diego.