Melissa is a third-year Bioengineering - Bioinformatics student at Sixth College and is from Novato, California. She is passionate about finding creative ways to solve problems, and is excited to apply computer science to better understand big data. One step Melissa has taken to explore this concept has been becoming an undergraduate student researcher at a lab on the medical campus. In this role, she is learning how to detect patterns in constant glucose monitoring trace, work with APIs, and research new concepts to apply to current projects.
On her free time, she enjoys hiking national parks, watching Netflix Originals, snorkeling on tropical beaches, and trying new things. She is very thankful to have found a community like AKPsi because her brothers have diverse interests and perspectives that help her try new things and get out of her comfort zone.