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Melissa Gao

MAJOR: ILR - Industrial and Labor Relations
HOMETOWN: Syracuse, NY

Melissa was the classic music nerd/theater geek in high school and is loving being a Chorus newb. Since her debut as a toucan in 3rd grade, she has been involved in chorus, show choir, All-County, etc. and is continuing her involvement in music at Cornell through Chorus and Hearsay a cappella. Outside of singing, she enjoys bad dancing, occasional acting, the color yellow, chicken parm, reading fiction, baking and decorating sweets, writing poems, attempting DIYs, trying to remember how to play piano and violin, and skiing. She can often be found munching on some kind of dessert, (procrastinating via) watching too much YouTube, laughing at the Cornell meme page or the Office, and listening to old Taylor Swift/Michael Buble/BTS.