With a background in food, science, art, and design, Melissa is an expert and author who has been writing about sustainability since 2001.
Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times and National Geographic; she is the co-author of the best-selling “Build Your Running Body” (The Experiment, 2014), and the award-winning “True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You” (National Geographic, 2009).
In addition, she has developed hundreds of recipes for publication, is a widely published photographer, has run 10 marathons, and moonlights as a pastry chef.
She is the co-author of “Build Your Running Body” – which has been published in international editions around the world – and of which Runner’s World founder Bob Anderson said, ““This is so good. Honestly, I think this is the best running book ever.” In 2014, she helped National Geographic as a contributing writer for their “Extreme Weather Survival Guide.” She is also the co-author of “True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You,” which won the Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook prize from the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010 at the Paris Cookbook Fair.