About Melissa Godin

Melissa Godin is a journalist raised on unceded Coast Salish land (Vancouver) in Canada who reports on social justice issues. Her work often focuses on gender at the intersections of climate change, forced migration, and humanitarian crises. She also regularly examines the failures of the aid and development industry, calling into question the assumed intrinsic morality of theories of change. Melissa aims to create space for underrepresented voices with the hope of evoking empathy while calling for accountability. 

Melissa is a Rhodes Scholar, a National Geographic Explorer, and a GroundTruth Project Fellow. 

Melissa has researched and reported from four continents, producing print, audio, and visual content. 

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