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Melissa Gao

MAJOR: ILR - Industrial and Labor Relations
CLASS YEAR: 2021
JOINED CHORUS: FALL 2017
HOMETOWN: Syracuse, NY

Melissa was the classic music nerd/theater geek in high school and is already missing being a Chorus newb. Since her debut as a toucan in 3rd grade, she has been involved in chorus, show choir, All-County, etc. throughout middle school and high school. She is continuing her involvement in music at Cornell through Chorus and Hearsay a cappella. Additionally, she is involved in CSA and is a Cornell social media ambassador. Outside of singing, she enjoys bad dancing, occasional acting, reading fiction, baking, writing poems, trying to remember how to play piano, and being an ARMY. 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, or listening to old Taylor Swift/Michael Búble/BTS.