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, education, government, health care, lifestyle, real estate, science, technology and more. When I’m not reporting, I enjoy cycling around San Juan Island, 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!