Melissa is a visual artist who works primarily in photography. She is from San Antonio, TX and earned a BA in Art and Art History from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. While at Colgate, she decided to pursue art using photography as a medium through which to speak on issues of identity, community, and justice. Currently, she is attending the University of North Texas where she will earn her MFA in Photography. She works in bookmaking, printmaking, and other multimedia practices, as well.