Melissa is a writer for Thoughtful Women, a news organization dedicated to bringing interesting and informative stories to the masses.

She has many loves: Her family, friends, church, music, singing, reading, quantum physics, Star Wars, studying, learning languages, and traveling. If you can engage her mind, Melissa will be an instant friend.

Melissa is passionate about social justice issues, having spent 8 years in the behavioral health field. Her heart is very closely tied to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, and she is an active advocate.

Melissa currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her dog, Mel Brooks.