Melissa is a Mexican immigrant, single mother, and survivor of domestic violence. In Mexico, she studied biology and earned a Master of Science. She is currently studying Business and Administration at City College of San Francisco. She also works for the City Dream program at CCSF where they help undocumented students obtain scholarships and resources to continue studying. She is the manager of a senior care cooperative that works in conjunction with Dolores Street Community Services and runs her own digital marketing business. She collaborated with La Raza Centro Legal and Walking Tenderloin as she is interested in helping her community and that her children have a better education regardless of their immigration status or race. She firmly believes that change begins with us and that is the best legacy she can leave. Her dream is to make San Francisco a community filled with love and tolerance.