About Mélissa Godin

Mélissa Godin is a multi-media journalist who reports on human right issues, focussing on gender and climate change.

Mélissa was raised where the mountains meet the sea, on unceded Coast Salish land (Vancouver) in Canada. She has spent five years living in Paris, two years in both New York and Oxford, as well as a brief six months in Italy. She has also reported from Guatemala, Malawi, Cambodia and India.

Mélissa is a Rhodes Scholar, a National Geographic Explorer, and a GroundTruth Project Fellow. She holds a B.A. in Politics, Rights, and Development from New York University and is currently completing a Masters in Philosophy in Development Studies at the University of Oxford.

Mélissa has been published in TIME Magazine, Teen Vogue among others. She is the founder of the Not a Saviour podcast series. Her reporting has been long-listed for the Popular Features Award for One World Media.

Mélissa is also a mentor for Omprakash, guiding students from universities like Stanford through a course on ineffective humanitarian aid and development policy, poverty and injustice as well as what constitutes positive global engagement.

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