Melissa Hellmann

Melissa is a San Francisco Bay Area-based reporter covering breaking news, arts and culture, health, education and design. She is constantly seeking opportunities to express her interests and share her discoveries with others through writing and photography. A thirst for adventure has led Melissa to travel throughout 20 countries and to live in Shanghai, China for two years. In China she interned for several local webzines including ShanghaiExpat, Shanghai247, Time Out Shanghai and freelanced for international magazines. Her articles have focused on various topics ranging from punk rockers in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, to the burgeoning skateboarding scene in China. She is particularly interested in the rapid urbanization of China and the subcultures throughout the world that grow between the cracks. Melissa is currently pursuing her M.J. at U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where she is expanding her knowledge of multimedia. She aims to present long-form stories on the web in an interesting and user-friendly way.

Stories by Melissa