I like to ride bikes and write blog posts. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I lived in New York City (specifically Manhattan and Brooklyn) for 8 years before moving to San Francisco.
Melyssa has been my friend since the late 90s, when we went to Barnard College at Columbia University together. She is an effervescent, delightful person who embodies the word "conscientious." Although we have not done extensive travelling together, the times we have, sharing a hotel room with her was never a problem. She was respectful of others' space and time, and especially limitations (I turn into Joe Pesci if I don't eat regularly or sleep enough). She's also been a delightful host: I have visited her on numerous occasions and she always made my stay welcome, warm, and inviting. I cannot recommend Melyssa highly enough - this sweet girl is the consummate guest and host.
She used to be my roommate. Wonderful person with a unique personality. I never had the chance to travel with her, but we shared an apartment for 2 years and we never got into a fight. Very dependable and a good friend :)
Melyssa is wonderful! Very reliable, super friendly, knowledgeable about all things bike-y, a community organizer and event thrower par excellence. I'd let her stay in my house for free!