Melissa Mejia

Melissa Mejia is a sophomore at Media Academy, born in Berkeley and raised in Bakersfield. She came to Oakland at the age of 13. She also spent one year in Fresno and attended Rafta Johnson Middle School, but dropped out of eighth grade because the school was very hard for her. She said she also got bullied because she didn’t have enough money and because of the way she looked. Now that she’s a sophomore, she spends her free time listening to music and hanging out with friends.