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Melissa Rosales

Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer

Melissa Rosales is a graduating journalism student with a minor in Fiction at Emerson College. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to Boston in college to pursue a career in journalism. In the past she reported for The Somerville Times and 88.9WERS: You Are Here. She is currently a podcast producer and opinion columnist for The Berkeley Beacon, and a romance writer for Your Magazine. She is also WGBH (Boston's Local NPR): Under the Radar with Callie Crossley's production intern.

CONTACT:
Melissamarie_Rosales@Emerson.edu

Latest from Melissa Rosales
Supporting medical frontliners

Supporting medical frontliners

April 29, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we support the medical frontliners who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, with producer Melissa Rosales, Vice President for Government and Community Relations in...

Giving back during the COVID-19 crisis

Giving back during the COVID-19 crisis

April 14, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we discuss the importance of kindness and lending a hand to those in need during the pandemic, with producer Melissa Rosales, visual media arts professor and head...

Director of ECAPS Elise Harrison posing for a portrait on December 6, 2019.

How to care for your mental health during a pandemic

April 7, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we continue our monthly how to series, “Emerson Survival Kit,” with producer Melissa Rosales, Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS)’ Director...

We did not just work so hard for four years and not be able to celebrate those achievements with our friends and loved ones. We deserve to walk.

Seniors are robbed of a milestone by not walking in person

March 31, 2020

In an email to the Class of 2020, President M. Lee Pelton announced that Commencement on May 9 and 10 will be postponed.  “No doubt, this news comes to you already anticipated,” he said. Maybe...

Emerson College professors discuss the first week of transitioning to online classes

Emerson College professors discuss the first week of transitioning to online classes

March 30, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we discuss the first week of transitioning to online classes, with producer Melissa Rosales, Delia Cabe, senior affiliate faculty member at the Writing, Literature,...

A pile of belonging rests curbside as one of the hundreds of Emerson students who live on campus squeezed everything they owned into their car.

How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting students’ lives

March 22, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we discuss how the coronavirus outbreak affects students’ lives, with producer Melissa Rosales, Berkeley Beacon’s opinion editor, Ziqi Wang and senior visual...

I never really cared about tipping 20 percent or treating waitstaff respectfully until I found myself on the other side of the table.

Good customer etiquette empowers the service industry

March 11, 2020

The quote “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” takes a hard look at empathy. Whenever I see a “Masshole" driving in Boston, I just remember my mom telling me, “they probably just really...

SEIU members hold up Valentines cards inviting staff members to an event on Feb. 14. Tivara Tanudjaja

Emerson Staff Union Hosts Valentine’s Meet and Greet

February 24, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we speak with the Emerson Staff Union, with producer Melissa Rosales, Christopher Wilson, a union member from the journalism department, and Dennis Levine, Emerson...

Melissa Rosales / Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Beacon Staff

It’s hard to watch The Bachelor when you’re not straight

February 19, 2020

‘Tis the season—The Bachelor season. While I’m excited about The Bachelor, Peter Weber’s fantasy suite dates, and glad the drama of stolen champagne bottles are behind us, I’m worried about...

Beacon News Hour

How to cope with trigger warnings

February 16, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we continue our monthly how to series, “Emerson Survival Kit,” with producer Melissa Rosales and Healing and Advocacy Collective’s Dr. Melanie Matson, Greta...

The Marlboro College Campus laden with snow in early February.

Marlboro College proposed merger with Emerson College on “expedited” track

February 9, 2020

MARLBORO, VT—On this week’s episode of The Beacon, producer Melissa Rosales and audio engineer Connor Gallant travel to Marlboro College to cover the latest updates on the proposed Emerson-Marlboro...

Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby talks about kindness

Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby talks about kindness

February 3, 2020

In this week’s episode of The Beacon, we talk about kindness with producer Melissa Rosales and Performing Arts Chair Robert Colby. The Spirit of Emerson Committee’s 2020 kindness award was named after...

Beacon News Hour

How to protect yourself in the streets of Boston

January 25, 2020
Producer Melissa Rosales explores safety tips on protecting yourself in the streets
Graphic by Christine Park.

Fighting climate change should be everyone’s New Year’s resolution

January 15, 2020

My New Year’s resolution was to take my vitamins every day. I wanted something simple and attainable considering 2020 is the big year I graduate and start my career. However, my boyfriend said it was...

Melissa Rosales / Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Filipino food is my love language

December 14, 2019

This winter break I’m bringing home two suitcases: one full of clothes, one empty.  I'll fill the empty one with frozen Filipino food like sapin-sapin (layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert),...

I spent the rest of my junior year constantly applying for internships and never hearing back, only to scroll on Facebook to see another student earn that Boston Globe Co-Op position or any of the other internships for which I applied. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Prepare students for the unglamorous sides of career-building

September 30, 2019

Last year, I opened my laptop and showed Kate Privert, the assistant director of the Career Development Center, my papers in my first cover letter and resume review appointment. Privert gave helpful recommendations...

Melissa Rosales is a sophomore journalism major and a Beacon correspondent.

Love Column: Can we love more than one?

March 13, 2018

I never expected to find myself Googling, “What is polyamory?” but I felt desperate and confused. Suddenly, I found myself casually dating and falling in love with both a boy and a girl. I wanted...

Jeannie Albers’s photoshoot of freshman Albany Alexander can be found on the Vogue Italia website. Photo courtesy of Albany Alexander.

Freshman Albany Alexander models for Vogue Italia

February 15, 2018

Posed like a dancer, Albany Alexander thought her photo shoot was nothing more than fun with her friend and professional photographer, Jeannie Albers. The freshman journalism student didn’t know...

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