Melissa Santos was raised in Modesto, Ca. by immigrant parents. One of her greatest inspirations is her parents and the sacrifice they made to give her a better life with more opportunities by coming to the U.S. She strives to prove to them that their efforts were worth it and she will make a difference in this country. Her interest in politics and civic engagement was sparked when she joined the political science club at Modesto Junior College. She worked on several campaigns over the years and became more and more passionate about nonprofit work. Melissa joined Mi Familia Vota in 2012, she started as a canvasser and is now the Regional Coordinator for Stanislaus County.
Melissa is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Her main goal in life is to educate herself and others and to live a happy life. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and being productive. You can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org