Melissa writes about social justice, tech, gender issues and entrepreneurship. In another life, she was a field producer for CNN and the Associated Press and a correspondent for the Super Bowl. Her online work includes features for Fast Company, CBS News, Mic.com, Huffington Post Impact, Mashable, Village Voice Media, Discovery News, BlogHer, MTV Act, Cisco's Technology News Network and the Smart+Connected Communities Institute. When she's not writing, you can find her basking near the horn section of her favorite jazz, blues, and R&B club. Splitting her time between New York, Los Angeles, and London, Melissa's a compulsive traveler always on the hunt for a good story about remarkable inventors, start-ups, and young people breaking new ground in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).