Laraaji Trees

I’m Melissa: an adventure-seeking, budget-crunching, internet-loving journalist. I’m also a database builder, fun haver and native Texan. I live in Washington state.

You can find my work on all things data in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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. When I’m not negotiating for information and mining for stories, I enjoy dry cappuccinos, 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? Send me a link to a funny GIF? Email me!