Jess Melancholia is blogger who resides in San Diego, California with her husband and cat. In May of 2014, she was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder. Since then, she has suffered from severe manic and depressive episodes. Nowadays, through medication and a strong support system, she works tirelessly to live a normal life and keep her manic and depressive episodes under control. Her hobbies include playing horror video games and wine tasting. Her daytime profession is a molecular biologist at a biotechnology company. She also writes about her personal journey on her blog, The Bipolar Compass (bipolarcompass.com), and BpHope Magazine (bphope.com/author/jessmel1/). She hopes that people can learn and grow from her struggles.