Melissa Erickson grew up in Philadelphia, a child of two educators, with a passion for writing and travel. She studied Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston and then moved to Oregon and got her MA in Applied Cultural Anthropology from Oregon State University. She has visited, worked, volunteered, and lived in 35 countries around the world. Her favorites are Colombia, Thailand, and Spain. If she could dedicate her life to one purpose it would be access to education for girls around the world. She is super excited to join the team at Saturday Academy!