Magazine Editor & Graphic Design
Melissa has published articles on Okinawa businesses, travel, and culture in Total Okinawa Magazine, Stars and Stripes Okinawa, and on the blog Okinawa Hai. She was an editor and graphic designer for the Marine Corps Installations Pacific Public Affairs Department, before moving back to the U.S. in 2015. She also created the blog Little Okinawa, and is currently working on writing and illustrating a children’s book about Okinawa. Melissa enjoys anything creative, including drawing, graphic design, writing, and knitting. Contact her at [email protected] if you’re interested in working with her for editing or graphic design services.
moving to Okinawa with her family in 2016. She now spends her time
exploring the island with her two young children. She loves to travel both
within Japan and around Asia and is passionate about showing her children different cultures and inspiring other parents to do the same. She loves photography and has been featured in various Okinawa-based publications such as Okinawa Living, Starsand Magazine and visitokinawa.jp . Her other hobbies include cooking, improving her Japanese, reading and watching Studio Ghibli anime.