Hey, my name is Melissa. I’m an artist & writer based in Northern California. I care about people & the environment and I use art & writing to make you smile & get you thinking about these things. I think we live in crazy times and that it’s important to use your voice to speak up for others, so I also keep a blog to talk about things that are bugging me & stir the pot a little bit. In my day job I work for a nonprofit advocating for urban trees & environmental justice. 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.

I do commissions & collaborations, so if you’re down for that or if you just want to say hi, drop me a line in the contact form, or bug me on Twitter.

Hope to hear from you!