Melissa joined Brave New Films in 2014. She's an advocate for human rights, women's rights, civil rights, and immigrant rights. Born and raised in Torrance, CA to Peruvian parents in the 80's, she has eaten amazing Peruvian food all her life (thereby spoiling her taste buds) and has been traveling since the age of one. She studied Anthropology at UCLA, where she harnessed her interest in various areas using film and other methods of research, investigating sociocultural norms and the forces of hegemony by way of capitalism, the spread of digital media, food culture, and structural forms of violence that allow inequality to persist. She loves impromptu trips, hiking, eating and dancing with friends. Also, coffee. Lots of coffee. You can find her anywhere from the beach to hanging with llamas, to a comedy show, camping in Joshua Tree, or cruising a historic park in Barcelona. She recommends donuts from Randy's off Manchester (maple bar and glazed).
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