Term Ends 2020
Melissa was elected to the board in 2017. She currently works as a freelance writer and researcher and homemaker. Between 2008 and 2014 Melissa was employed as a librarian with the GRPL, the final two years in the Local History and Special Collections Departments. Melissa was also the coordinator of the GRPL History Detectives program. She is now a volunteer with the Local History and Special Collections Departments where she helps to process archival collections. Melissa holds a MA in Library Science and BA in English from Indiana University.
Melissa appreciates that “the GGRWHC brings and helps to preserve the stories and histories of local women to the greater Grand Rapids community though programming and research, inspiring others to think more deeply about the impact of the roles women have played in our community today and always.”