Singer; Creative Consultant; Arts Administrator; Fulbright Scholar — Melissa is someone who never stops challenging herself and aims to bring out the best in everyone around her. Whether planning a TechStars Startup Weekend or consulting for festivals like Eye on India, Wabash Arts Corridor, or Big Walls, she works to create opportunities for others to thrive, and this work is clearest in her passion for music and the performing arts of Trinidad and Tobago. With years of education and experience, she has launched initiatives in both Trinidad and Chicago and sees herself as a lifelong learner. Melissa believes that Trinidad and Tobago has the skill and talent to thrive in the international Orange Economy and wants to do her part, however small, in getting that talent noticed and potentially breaking into global markets. Melissa is currently the General Manager of MusicTT steering business development, education, and export activity for the local music sector.