Melissa Ramos is a Dominican-American writer from the East Coast. She holds both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing. She is as passionate about the literary arts as she is about birds. She wants to help promote equal access to nature and the outdoors. With career experience ranging from teaching ESL to advertising to writing and directing commercials, Melissa understands the power of storytelling. Her goal at GGAS is to amplify the voices of birders of color through blogs, social media, events promotion, and other projects. Melissa enjoys practicing judo, boxing, and MMA in her free time. Her favorite bird is the Mourning Dove. Melissa can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.