Melissa Ledesma( She/Her/Hers )
Melissa is a Filipina who immigrated to the United States in 2017. Earlier in her career, she taught freshman composition, research, and oral communication classes at De La Salle University (Manila). In 2019, she joined the community of learners in SFSU’s masters degree composition program. Through the masters program, Melissa discovered new lenses in looking at education and its purpose. The new ideas, learning, and reflections, reignited her passion and commitment in teaching and expanded her educational interests to include grading, assessment practices, critical theory, inclusive education, inquiry based learning, and active learning. Since joining SFSU, Melissa has been actively engaged in its community as a tutor supporting undergraduate and graduate students at the SFSU’s Tutoring and Academic Support Center. Melissa graduated from the masters program in May 2022 and will continue to pursue a teaching and research career.