Melissa McAvoy


BA, Williams College; MLS, San Jose State University

Melissa McAvoy grew up outside Cleveland, Ohio with a hunting and fishing family that hauled her to many remote locales. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in English and Political Science and worked in Washington D.C. as a decorative painter before starting a family. Melissa came to San Francisco with her husband and three children in 2002 and spent the next dozen years volunteering at Live Oak while admiring the skill and dedication of the faculty and staff. When not reading or traveling she gardens and walks her three dogs.