Melissa says she’s excited to be in Portland, Oregon after her recent move from LA. Originally from Wisconsin—she’s still cheering equally for the Packers and Brewers. We’ll have to “fix” that and get her rooting for the Blazers and the Timbers ASAP. Melissa is a constant learner, always hungry to learn new languages and platforms. When she’s not busy bolstering the Cascade SENSEI team with her mad skills and luminous smile, she’s out playing with her black Lab mix, Wallace—who apparently is also a Packers fan (though what choice did he really have?) Melissa loves knitting, baking bread, making crockpots of chili. Her goals for her first Portland winter include learning to cross country ski and finishing her first sweater.