Hey, my name is Melissa. I’m an artist & writer based in Northern California. I got my MFA from the University of Arizona in 2013, and today I get my kicks playing soccer, doing yoga, & keepin’ it real with my family & friends. In my day job I work for a nonprofit advocating for urban trees & environmental justice; in my side life as a fledgling arts professional I’m always squeezing in time to scribble down thoughts, feelings, & stories. I share about all of this on Twitter & my monthly newsletter so sign up and follow along.