Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Melissa graduated from Stanford University then began performing and songwriting professionally. In 2011, she was cast as one of 12 talented songwriters for Bravo TV's show "Platinum Hit," hosted by Jewel and Kara DioGuardi. Audiences received an inside look at the songwriting process, with star guest judges Donna Summer, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Ryan Tedder and Rodney Jerkins sitting in.
Melissa has toured nationally, showcased at SXSW, and been featured on tastemaker radio stations like San Francisco's KFOG 104.5 FM. She is currently writing and recording for her next project.