Welcome, world! I’m Melissa — a researcher, writer, and educator. I grew up in New England and worked in San Francisco before completing my doctorate in Pittsburgh. I now live in Atlanta, but am available virtually anywhere.
My research homes in on animal rhetorics — I publish on the intersection of birds and words, poultry and poetry. I teach courses on everything from environmental humanities to rhetorical grammar as a Writing Program faculty member in Emory University’s English Department.
I began my career as a writing center consultant and communications editor, and love strategizing with and supporting diverse writers tackling a range of projects. Feel free to peruse my CV and email me with any inquiries.
Beyond work, I am an avid birdwatcher, recreational acrobat, and art enthusiast.
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