Melissa Ramos is a second generation Dominican-American writer from Manhattan who holds a Masters in Writing from CCA. She is as passionate about the literary arts as she is about birds. With career experience ranging from teaching ESL to advertising to writing and directing commercials, Melissa understands the power of storytelling. She hopes to amplify the voices of birders of color through GGAS blogs, social media, and events promotion. Melissa is also a practicing judoka and recently earned her brown belt. Her favorite birds include Anna’s Hummingbirds, Mourning Doves, and Sanderlings.