Melissa Lent is a freelance journalist and lecturer based in New York City. She has a strong interest in health and wellness, politics, local news, and Gen Z. Her personal mission is to highlight invisible stories through innovative storytelling. Some of her other bylines have appeared in Channel Kindness by Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, Gotham Gazette, and Center for an Urban Future. When she's not reporting, you can find Melissa bullet journaling, watching the latest release on Netflix, or scoping out the best dessert places in NYC.