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Hi, I’m Melissa!

I am a marine technician at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I write about living and working on research ships.

I recently had a column published by Nature, check it out here!

For more of my writing, check out the blog for SIO’s newest research ship, the R/V Sally Ride. Read more from me here.

I travel a lot and like to share my experiences.

My husband is a brewer, and sometimes I write about beer.

I have a lot of opinions about movies and TV, usually in the science fiction genre.

I write short stories and film scripts for fun too, and am working on a novel.

Thanks for checking out my writing!