Mélissa Godin is a Canadian journalist reporting on the intersection of climate change, gender, international development, migration and human rights. She has worked for TIME Magazine and the New York Times.
Mélissa is a Rhodes Scholar, a National Geographic Storytelling Explorer, and a GroundTruth Project Journalism Fellow in Human Rights. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, the New Humanitarian, the Globe and Mail, among others. Mélissa’s reporting on women and climate change has been long-listed for the Popular Features Award for One World Media and featured in No Planet B, a collection on climate justice published by Haymarket Books. Her documentary, Daughters of Drought, won for Best Short Documentary at the Toronto International Women Film Festival.
Mélissa holds a B.A. in Politics, Human Rights, and Global Development from New York University, a Masters in International Development from the University of Oxford and has studied at Sciences Po in Paris. Mélissa also works as an educator for Omprakash, teaching university students about social change, human rights, and issues facing the aid sector.