Melissa is an East Bay native currently working at Google as a Global Program Manager on the Women Techmakers team.Through her work she aims to create visibility, community, and resources for women in tech throughout all phases of their career. She has spoken at tech summits and conferences in Morocco, China, Czech Republic, Spain, and across the US. Prior to joining Google, she spent a year in Malaysia on a Fulbright Scholarship. She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she majored in American Studies, and minored in Media and Hispanic Studies.