#30 Collantes Street A Divinely Driven Journey to the Philippines
Lisa Suguitan Melnick
A third-generation Filipina-American, Lisa Suguitan Melnick is a professor in the Language Arts and Kinesiology divisions at the College of San Mateo, California, USA. She is a contributing author for PositivelyFilipino.com. In the 2014 Plaridel Awards she earned honorable mention in two categories: Best Investigative/In Depth Story for “Celestino’s Crusades” and Best Personal Essay, “Just Because.” Two of her pieces, “Agtawid,” and “Out the Back Door” appear in Beyond, Lumpia, Pansit, and Seven Manangs Wild (Eastwind, 2014). Lisa has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipina women in the world (FWN Global 100 Award) by the Filipina Women’s Network.