About

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Seljavallalaug, Iceland 2017. Photo by Ian Terry.

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

I’m a content marketer who writes about the convergence of technology, open data, and government.

Prior to joining Seattle’s tech scene, I was the research director at the Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle, where I used data to tell stories about the people, businesses, and industries driving the economy. I even had a stint as a city hall reporter in Texas. (yeehaw!)

When I’m not reporting, I enjoy riding single track, volunteering with the Tibetan Nuns Project (which provides education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet), and catching up on the news.

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