Born and raised in (not south) Detroit, Melissa always dreamed of making it big in the music industry. Little did she know when growing up, the chance of making a living from that was slim to none. After working part time for a startup indie record label, Melissa accepted an opportunity to join a digital Ad Tech startup which changed the course of her life completely. After spending over a decade watching the Ad Tech industry grow into an overcrowded space that had little appreciation for user privacy, Melissa made the leap over to Ghostery to focus on solving the ultimate problem: how to make the internet a better place. When Melissa is not building/fixing/toying/gaming on her computer, you will likely find her in a hot yoga room getting her sweat on.