TIXG Coach Headshots 112018_0005_coach melissa.jpg

Coach Melissa

coaching since winter 2013

Over the years, I’ve learned how much of what we teach these young girls about trusting themselves, practicing self-care, reframing difficult moments into positive ones, and so on, are all the morsels  of mindful life lessons, we as adults can benefit from learning, relearning and regularly practicing in our daily lives. In turn, Title IX Girls vibrate with all the joy running has to offer back onto coaches with each and every stride. I feel very grateful and proud to be apart of this amazing community organization, and to practice what I preach to the girls in other areas of my life.

I am an Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, working as an In-Home Therapist within the diverse Latino community within greater Boston. Since finishing Graduate school at Lesley University, I have been committed to learning Spanish and being fully immersed within various cultures. I have had several opportunities to fulfill my travel bug syndrome as I’ve enjoyed venturing to Latin and South America. I’d like to believe that I have a soul connection with the country of Colombia.

In order to keep my roots planted amidst the life of being a busy bee, I always carve out time to lace up my running shoes and go for a run, practice yoga, make art, eat pizza, play backgammon, live life outside my comfort zone, and spend time with those whom I love dearly.