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Melissa Muko
degree in communications/jour- is located) is my favorite neigh-
nalism. A year after I graduated, borhood in the metro area, with
I moved to the DC area to find all the historic houses, restaurants
a better job opportunity and was with tasty food, and quaint side
soon employed as a production streets filled with novelty stores.
coordinator for a small publish- Other hobbies of mine include
ing company in downtown DC. traveling and exploring new places,
After moving several times around photography, and trying out new
the beltway, I currently reside in recipes in the kitchen (desserts are
Alexandria, Virginia. my favorite). Recently, I have dis-
What I like most about living covered scrapblogging, a combina-
in the DC area is the variety of tion of scrapbooking and blogging
things to do. There are plenty of that allows me to share my pictures
museums, sporting and music and stories with friends and family
events, shopping, and biking/ around the country.
Muko
hiking trails along the Potomac If you have any questions or if
River to keep me busy on a there is any way I can assist you,
H
ello! My name is Melissa
weekend afternoon. Old Town please feel free to contact me at
Muko, and I am one of
Alexandria (where the ASA office melissa@amstat.org. ■
the two graphic design-
ers/production coordinators at
the ASA.
I have been part of the ASA
since July 2008, so I am fairly new
to the association and still learning
the ropes. My main duties consist
of designing and producing Amstat
News, CHANCE, STATS: The
Magazine for Students of Statistics,
JSM conference materials, and
various marketing materials you
may receive. I have always been a
creative person, so graphic design
was a natural fit for me. I like being
able to think “out of the box” and
coming up with unique design
ideas to either illustrate an article
or marketing concept.
A little bit about me: I am
originally from Mount Pleasant,
Pennsylvania, a small town about
45 minutes southeast of Pittsburgh
(Go Steelers!). When I go back to
visit, there is never a dull moment
with my two younger sisters, two
dogs, and two cats.
I graduated from Shippensburg
University of Pennsylvania in
May 2003 with a bachelor’s
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