Advance Team Member
Melissa Moore is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey and is a rising senior at George Mason University. She is a Communication major with a concentration in Public Relations in addition to minors in Journalism and Sport Management. On campus, Melissa serves as a staff writer for the news section of GMU’s student newspaper, The Fourth Estate, and plays on the women’s rugby team. At home, she serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Cutting Edge, a biannual Board of Education newsletter for her district. Melissa was named the 2014 New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year as a senior and has won several other awards for her writing. She attended the Washington Journalism and Media Conference in 2012 where she fell in love with journalism and the university she would soon attend, and returned as a Junior Faculty Advisor in 2015 and 2016. She looks forward to working with the Advance Team this summer and meeting students from each conference!