Seljavallalaug, Iceland 2017. Photo by Ian Terry.

I’m Melissa: an adventure-seeking, story-telling, internet-loving journalist. I work in Seattle.

You can find my work in the Puget Sound Business Journal where I use data to tell stories about the people, businesses and industries driving Washington state’s economy.

I grew up in rural Texas, studied journalism at the University of North Texas and reported for several daily print newspapers before loading up my car and driving to the Pacific Northwest in July 2015. I’ve covered arts, breaking news, business, crime, city and county government, education, environmental issues, features, lifestyle and more. When I’m not reporting, I enjoy reading New Yorker cartoons, cycling around San Juan Island, and catching up on the news.

Would you like to hire me to write, edit or research something? Ask me a question? Recommend a podcast? Send me a link to a funny GIF? Email me!