Melissa Pitts is a marketing assistant at gyro, a global ideas shop.

She is the founder of the Latin American cooking website FlamingTortillas.com which includes food related news and recipes from all over the region in English and Spanish. The website and her recipes have been featured in FoodGawker, Latina Bloggers, The Washington Post, and Foodista.

Melissa blogs regularly at Newstaco.com, and is a contributing writer for
Americas Quarterly magazine and website. She is also a contributing writer for Forbes AdVoice.

From 2007 to 2010, Melissa worked in the United States Senate for Senator Robert Menendez (New Jersey) where she covered foreign policy, defense, trade, and budget issues.

Melissa has a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish and currently attends New York University and is pursing a M.A. in Graphic Communications, Technology and Management.

All opinions are her own.

Follow her at @mpittsm