Melissa Hernandez (previously known as Melissa Samaniego) is an audio engineer and musician based in Los Angeles. She began her journey by playing in various punk bands as a teen and became very interested in the recording process. After high school she graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Audio Technology from the Citrus College Recording Program. Since then, she has worked as a free-lance engineer in many aspects of audio including: live sound, theater, film, and studio recording sessions. She is currently an audio technician for Surface Productions and assistant engineer at 37 St. Joseph Studios.
Melissa has collaborated with SoundGirls for over 5 years as a volunteer and educator.