Melisa Russo

Born in Baltimore City, MD, Melisa majored in Interior Design with a minor in Studio Art at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, before moving to Florida, where she is enjoying the tropical climate.

Melisa has a deep interest in the psychology behind interior design and urban planning. This inspired her senior thesis, using the existing facade of classic Baltimore City row homes, combined with the resources of Johns Hopkins, to provide residents a facility to grow their community. This project and her paintings can be found at