I believe the world would be a better place if people knew each other's story. As a journalist,
I can be that bridge.
Melissa is a reporter/producer at NET-Nebraska's NPR and PBS Station in Lincoln, Nebraska. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she graduated from Emerson College with a degree in journalism and a minor in fiction. Melissa grew up in the Philippines and moved to Boston alone four years ago. She was WGBH (Boston's Local NPR): Under the Radar with Callie Crossley's production intern, an opinion columnist and the sole podcast producer for The Berkeley Beacon, and a romance writer for Your Magazine. Her work is also seen at the The Boston Globe, The Somerville Times, 88.9WERS, and Amid Mag. When she's not reporting, she can usually be found driving around town, cooking stir fry noodles or watching Chopped.
Audio Journalism Column Writing
Data Visualization Feature Writing
Hyperlocal News Opinion