MELISSA RUSSELL is an aspiring writer/programmer from Phoenix, Arizona. Her professional resume consists of "Electronics Department Register Monkey," "Legalese Translator," "Chipper Telemarketer," "External Cohort," and "Evil Empire Associate in Training."

Proud girl gamer and self proclaimed geek, she can be found roaming around southwestern comic and anime conventions, masquerading as anything from a Mandalorian Mercenary to a storytelling dwarf. When she's not leading the FemShep Crusade, she's probably out shilling away for G33kwatch and/or events benefitting Child's Play Charity.

She lives with her Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Arsene and Fujiko, and her long-time boyfriend.

Lyrics from "Wonderful" by Rob Thomas.