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 33 degrees from Peter Brock, 22 degrees from Gaston Chevrolet, 30 degrees from Diana Gaze, 28 degrees from Karel Pieter Antonie Jan Hubertus Godin de Beaufort, 22 degrees from Betty Haig, 31 degrees from Graham Hill, 20 degrees from Clyde Lindley, 29 degrees from Ronnie Petersson, 21 degrees from Wendell Scott, 19 degrees from Ronald Sox, 25 degrees from Gilles Villeneuve and 21 degrees from Robin Shaules on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.