Melissa is thrilled to be a writer for CheezCake where she can share the hottest dating and pop-culture trends, many coming from years of personal experience. She loves comedy and has taken screenwriting classes at Chicago’s famous Second City. Melissa is proud to say she was a World Famous Jungle Cruise skipper at Disney’s Magic Kingdom where she told really bad puns and drove a boat in a circle all day long. By day, Melissa works in marketing and thrives on finding creative ways to bring ideas to life. Melissa earned her degree in Nutrition from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and her MBA from Boston College. When she’s not scrolling through social media finding the funniest memes, she’s taking long walks with her golden retriever, Reese, eating her way around Chicago, or dancing to Taylor Swift’s music.