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MelRo is an inspirational speaker, children's advocate, former foster youth & professional model.

Meet MelissaRoshan (MelRo)


At 13, MelRo’s mother was raped by a 50-year-old man. MelRo is the product of that despicable act. After a neighbor witnessed MelRo being abused by her grandmother, MelRo was placed in foster care at age 10 and spent much of her childhood in care--living in 23 foster homes, feeling unloved and experiencing more abuse. As an “emancipated” teenager, MelRo found herself a homeless single mother. 


Like a fairytale, MelRo was “discovered” and became a sought-after professional model—living a life most only dream about. But this sudden success could not erase her unhealed childhood trauma. This sent MelRo on a quest of self-healing and discovery.


Today MelRo continues to be a successful model, but is also an internationally recognized speaker and children's advocate who has inspired countless audiences and educates about healing trauma and supporting foster youth.  ​

Keynotes, Workshops & Spokesperson

MelRo is an unforgettable presenter for your next keynote, workshop or commencement address. She also offers powerful workshops and charms audiences as a seasoned spokesperson. 

View MelRo's Ted Talk

MelRo's Foundation

Homes, schools & a chance at life

for orphaned girls in Ghana. Learn more

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