Name: Melissa Fultz
Hometown: The East Coast? (Westminster, Maryland, at the moment)
School(s): Brigham Young University, Alum '08. Major: English (dual emphasis in British Literature and Creative Writing); Minor: Editing
NPR Internship: Communications
A recent graduate of BYU (Go Cougs!), Melissa Fultz is the communications intern and enjoys quizzical looks this answer provokes along with the question “What do you do?” An avid reader, Melissa found English to be the natural course of study, though her test scores—and her mother—suggest she may have been programmed, in some ways for mathematics (yuck!). As a child, Mel loved watching Sesame Street because she was in love with Bert. This is either the cause or earliest symptom of her life-long soft spot for guys with some sort of dorky quirk. A sports addict, Melissa is grateful to have been born during March Madness so that every year she can celebrate another year of life and college basketball. She started listening to NPR online religiously during college, though she spent her youth with parents addicted to talk-radio. Though she is petite and carries the nickname Gidget (girl-midget), Melissa played rugby for over four years, including three years at BYU for Women’s Cougar Rugby. Melissa’s favorite place in D.C. is the Bishop’s Garden beside the National Cathedral and she can’t wait to see it in the snow. She loves ATC (All Things Chocolate), dancing, her two little brothers (who are taller than her), and her supportive parents. Her true passion in life is the English language which is why Mel plans to pursue a career in editing.
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