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Hi, I’m Melissa!

I am a chemist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and write about living and working on research ships. Most of my current effort is spent on the blog for SIO’s newest research ship, the R/V Sally Ride. Read more from me here.

My husband is a brewer, and I write about my (sometimes rocky) relationship with beer…

I travel a lot and like to share my experiences…

I write essays for fun too…