Melissa Batchelor Warnke is a journalist living in Los Angeles. She covers gender, politics, and culture.

She currently works as an editor at Girlboss.

She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Town & Country, U.S. News & World Report, VICE, The Daily Beast, The Verge, Refinery29, Pacific Standard, San Francisco Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Hairpin (RIP). She worked as a contributing editor at The Morning News, the interviews editor at The Rumpus, and an associate digital editor at the Los Angeles Times.

She studied political theory and Africana studies at the University of Virginia, took a master's degree in investigative reporting from UC Berkeley, and was a Fulbright scholar in Rwanda. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked at the Save Darfur Coalition, the Open Society Foundations' Africa Office, and the Google Creative Lab.

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