Alisa MelekhinaNew York City, United States
Alisa Melekhina is a FIDE master with one International Master Norm. She has represented the US in numerous World Youth and Junior Championships, frequently placing in the top 10. She won the gold medal for her performance in the 2009 Women's World Team Championships in Ningbo, China. She is a frequent contender in the US Women's Championships, placing third in 2009 and fifth in 2014.
Alisa graduated from law school at the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 at age 22. She is now an attorney at a corporate law in NYC. She is the author of Reality Check: What the Ancient Game of Chess Can Teach You About Success in Modern Competitive Settings.