As a taxonomy consultant at Dovecot Studio, I help clients articulate and realize their vision for finding and describing their content.

Following a successful career as a translator, Melissa began developing and managing taxonomies and metadata in 2019. Clients include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Kidney Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Melissa’s prior experience translating medical language from Spanish and Catalan to English has given her the ability to craft unambiguous, resonant language that describes clients’ information ecosystems from their own perspectives. Having lived as an expat for seven years, she is skilled at identifying and challenging assumptions to help clients better articulate and realize their vision for their content.

Melissa holds a Master’s in Information Studies with a specialization in user experience (UX) and data science from McGill University and a Master’s in Translation Studies from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

>A design aficionado, Melissa is also a graphic design hobbyist. Outside of work, she loves to design and create anything from birthday cards to business letterhead templates to support her family and friends professionally, or simply to make them happy.