Melis Amber

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Location
San Francisco Bay Area
School
New York University
Expertise
Veganizing Recipes, Middle Eastern Food, Baking
  • Melis once had an active YouTube channel called Vegan Middle Eats, where they posted vegan Middle Eastern recipes. It's still out there but no longer updated.
  • Melis loves chili peppers. Once, while at a Vietnamese restaurant in LA, Melis got to try the then-hottest pepper in the world. They cried for ten minutes after eating a ¼ inch piece.
  • Melis has been writing about food since they created a "cookie recipe" at the age of eight. Let's just say they've since improved and have destroyed all incriminating evidence.

Experience

Melis has worn many hats throughout the years. They've also had a lot of different jobs, including writer, editor, video journalist, and even swim teacher. Their work has been published on Geek Girl Authority (where they serve as a Senior Contributor), Autostraddle, Cuarto Poder, and El Público. They are an editor for Backyard Boss.

Education

Melis holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from New York University. They are also certified in teaching English as a foreign language.
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