Hi, I’m Melissa! I write nonfictional stories about science, travel, and beer, as well as fiction novellas and film scripts.

Check out the website howmanyscientists.com where I explore how science and scientists are often mis-represented in the popular media.

I am a marine technician and science writer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, working in a chemistry lab both onshore and at sea. For a year, I lived aboard the research vessel Sally Ride and wrote over 100 blog posts about living and working at sea.

I see the world through the eyes of a scientist and strive to help others feel that same sense of wonder and exploration. I am not the only scientist in my family – my husband brews beer and my dog investigates local parks, though she is very secretive about her findings.

I love to write about my experiences as I travel around the world for work. and learn about new places.

Thanks for checking out my writing.

Enjoy!