Hi, I’m Melissa!
I'm an optimistic problem solver with a serious spreadsheet obsession. (Yes, really.) I’m the oldest of three girls, and I fit every “oldest kid” stereotype in the book. I’ve always tried to figure life out so that my sisters had just a little more knowledge than I did, like which teachers to avoid, or how to set a budget after college. I got used to being a role model, but I also learned that I enjoyed teaching and have a natural curiosity about how to live my best life.
By day, I’m the Head of Special Projects at Teachable, an online tool that allows anyone to create and sell their own online courses. I've also been a top-rated instructor at General Assembly NYC for 2+ years, and I have 1300+ students currently enrolled in my Skillshare course, “What Great Managers Do Differently.”
I'm also the host of Figuring It Out, a podcast for millennial women running online businesses.
Outside of work and teaching, I run a popular NYC Brunch Club (on Meetup.com) and sing in a pop & rock choir. Oh, and I love ice cream.