Melanie Mignucci is a lifestyle editor at Bustle, where she oversees coverage of health, mental health, race, social justice, and identity, including fitness, nutrition, sleep, and other wellness content. Sometimes, she picks up tech stories, too. She is the assigning editor for Bustle’s health-focused columns, such as Family Thread, My Life With, and Sex IDK. Previously, she worked at Teen Vogue, where she wrote for print and digital. Her bylines appear in BUST, Bustle, La Voz, The Outline, and Teen Vogue, among other digital publications. She also translates from the Spanish. She has a degree in Creative Writing and Spanish from Bard College. IRL, she is likely cooking something Alison Roman would approve of, doing pilates, or other textbook Capricorn activities. You can find her on Instagram @melanie.mignucci and Twitter @melaniemignucci. Headshot by Maridelis Morales Rosado