Hamline alumna Melisa Lopez Franzen '06 has been appointed to serve on the board of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The HNBA, which serves as the national voice of the Hispanic legal community, represents the interests of more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants and law students in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories. Franzen was appointed HNBA's National Representative to the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association. She is a senior specialist for government affairs with Target Corporation. In addition to earning a JD from Hamline in 2006, she earned a MS in public policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota and a BA, summa cum laude, in political science in 2001. Franzen is president-elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and recently received the 25 on the Rise award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minneosta.