Melissa grew up in the small town of Menands, NY. She was part of an entertaining household where stories were always being told; dark ones about “duppies” and lighthearted tales about Muma’s grocery trips gone horribly wrong. 

 As a young adult, she became more serious about art as a storytelling medium, and chose to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art as an animation major. She received her BFA with honors in May 2016.

Melissa is currently freelancing and is open to new opportunities. Be sure to check the social media links, were you can view her most recent works in progress.