About Mélissa Godin

Mélissa Godin is a multi-media journalist interested in gender, climate change and human rights. She is working for the New York Times in their Paris bureau as an intern this fall.

Mélissa is a Rhodes Scholar, a National Geographic Explorer, and a GroundTruth Project Fellow. Her work has been published in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, the Globe and Mail, among others. Mélissa’s reporting has been long-listed for the Popular Features Award for One World Media.

Mélissa holds a B.A. in Politics, Human Rights, and Development from New York University and a Masters in Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. She has also studied at Sciences Po in Paris.

From documenting the problems of orphanage tourism in Cambodia to filming a documentary about the gendered impacts of climate change in Malawi, Mélissa’s work has taken her around the world. Originally from unceded Coast Salish land (Vancouver) in Canada, Mélissa has lived, researched and reported from Paris, New York, Florence, Oxford, Phnom Penh, Malawi, Guatemala and the Indian Himalayas.

When not reporting, Mélissa can be found outdoors trying to navigate water, snow or ice (true to her British Columbian roots).

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Contact: melissagodin21@gmail.com