A southern-born introvert, Melissa grew up reading books, drawing pictures, and tramping around the woods alone. A brochure from BU lured her to Boston, which felt like home even though there were fewer trees.
Having made her new home in MA, Melissa has over the years studied Environmental Science, silversmithing, fashion design, graphic and web design, and kung fu. She’s worked at a variety of nonprofits (BU, the Whitehead Institute, WGBH). At present she nests at Ariel as Design & Media Manager.
When she’s not in her cube creating graphics and documents, Melissa enjoys travel, and studies and teaches kung fu.