Originally from California, Melissa moved to Portland from Atlanta, Georgia in December 2018 to be back on the west coast and closer to friends and family.
She received her Associates Degree from Heald College. And as a life long learner she plans in the near future to go back to school to get a bachelors degree.
As a Human Resource professional, she is passionate about enabling learning and growth opportunities for youth and encouraging workplace human rights. She believes youth are our future and deserve the opportunity for a better more equitable world, and that each person in the workplace should be treated respectfully, fairly and equitably.
Melissa has many interests. Current hobbies include hiking, 10 mile walks, swimming laps, painting, drawing and making cold press soap. In the last five years health and fitness has become a passion. She loves strength and conditioning but very much dislikes cardio.