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Melissa Tessler

An endless thirst for knowledge, inspiration, connection and growth has been the driving force of Melissa’s life.  As a practicing lawyer, journalist, photographer and yoga teacher, Melissa brings a combination of creativity, intellect and compassion to her role as Editor-in-Chief of Montaia Magazine.

Melissa is a passionate advocate for peace, in all forms, with over a decade of experience working in the fields of international justice and human rights, including at the United Nations and several NGOs.  Melissa sees Montaia, and Montaia Magazine as a platform to inform, connect and inspire others towards the pursuit of global peace and sustainability.