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About Mellisa Pascale

Mellisa Pascale's essays and travel guides have appeared in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, City Creatures Blog, TulipTree Review, Passion Passport, Matador Network, and other publications. She holds an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and is studying for her M.Phil. in Medieval Language and Literature at Trinity College Dublin. While at JHU, she was the recipient of the GEICO Graduate Award, given by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2021, her essay “To Auckland” was an honorable mention in TulipTree Review’s Wild Women writing contest, and her essay “Routeburn” was long-listed in the Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize. She is working on a travel memoir.

The image on this page looks out over Lake Te Anau from Mount Luxmore on Kepler Track, New Zealand. The image on the homepage is of Harris Saddle on Routeburn Track, New Zealand. All images on this site are my own.