I'm a software engineer and writer.

Formerly a public high school teacher, I worked for ten years in international education. I have a teaching certificate from Cambridge and graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric (what?) and in natural resource conservation.

Prior to that, I was a vagabond and an activist. I have lived and worked in 4 countries and 7 states, and have traveled extensively across the U.S. and 25+ other countries.

I cofounded New Worker Magazine, Design Strategist, Pure Cure Technology and a number of organizations. Currently, I'm based in New York.

My latest project launched January 2019: ➰➰➰.

















Press

In December 2018, I talked to The Cut and Fast Company.

I've appeared on CBS This Morning, CNBC, and in AM New York, Business Insider, Levo, MarketWatch, MSN, and USA Today. I've been interviewed by Coworking Europe, Deskmag, NY Tech, Share Desk, Shareable, Social Workplaces, and on podcasts The Naked Freelancer, QNY News and Vandal's Curious World, which was probably the most interesting one. My most recent "work" interview was in April 2018 in Optix's Future of Work series.

My writing has been reviewed in The Rumpus, Wildness, and The Review Review. My most recent "literary" interview was in August 2019 in the Essay Daily podcast, and my most recent literary interview in print was in the Summer 2018 issue of Carve. I sometimes read my work at literary events, most recently at Ditmas Lit in July 2019.

If you want to go deep, some other things in print are a feature I appeared in, edited by Michelle Obama, on first-generation college graduates (in women's print magazine More), and me talking about work again in the book The New Better Off: Reinventing The American Dream by Courtney Martin.













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get in touch.

email@melissamesku.com

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