Melissa Epifano

Melissa is the associate lifestyle editor for The Spruce. She oversees both the home decor and crafts sections. She's covered all lifestyle topics from fashion and beauty to home and travel, and has written for publications like Women's World, First for Women, Everyday Health, Life&Style, and SUITCASE.


Prior to the Spruce, Melissa worked as the editorial coordinator for Clique Media's site College Fashionista and served as an editorial and SEO assistant at Bauer Xcel Media. Before moving to New York City, she worked as the digital content manager and assistant planner at Vanity Affair Events, a wedding planning company in Portland, Oregon.

She has freelanced for a wide variety of publications and ran the social media accounts for West Elm in Portland, Oregon.


Melissa graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism. 

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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