I love quilting, genealogy, books, and solo travel. I love animals and have been a vegetarian since 2000. I'm currently an academic librarian, and my subject areas at work are history and political science.
I co-founded South Texans for Reproductive Justice with my sister. I was a clinic escort in McAllen, Texas through the passage of laws that went all the way to the Supreme Court (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt).
I participate in BioBuilders on WikiTree and have a tendency to fall down genealogy rabbit holes, so you might come across me if your relative was my grandma's sister's first husband's brother-in-law's great-great-grandpa.
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Melissa is 19 degrees from John Adams, 22 degrees from Calvin Coolidge, 19 degrees from Dwight Eisenhower, 17 degrees from John Hanson, 18 degrees from William Harrison, 17 degrees from Thomas Jefferson, 20 degrees from Abraham Lincoln, 17 degrees from James Monroe, 20 degrees from Franklin Roosevelt, 21 degrees from Martin Van Buren, 18 degrees from George Washington and 17 degrees from Jana Diamond on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.