Brandon Melendez is a New York Educator, Writer, and Cartoonist.
A co-founder of the e-publishing company Eat Your Serial, Brandon Melendez serves as Media Director. Paramount among his duties is assembling and rallying a bullpen of writers to create the daily and feature content for the company's web magazine The Toast. Melendez is also a contributing writer at Eat Your Serial, where he writes the column Child's Play and writes/illustrates the web comic The Dao of Ninjape. Brandon Melendez also frequently contributes to the site's daily content writing reviews, lists, and other quality content. Additionally, he authored one of the publishing house's launch titles, Ten Years Gone: Pomp and Circumstance, a humorous, semi-autobiographical novel featuring illustrations by Benjamin Silberstein.
Melendez is also a contributor at Polite on Society, providing postings on both Education and Politics. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in American Urban Studies from Metropolitan College of New York and a Dual Master of Arts in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education from New York University, Melendez offers his perspective on a wide variety of issues and topics. As an Elementary School Teacher and Adjunct College Professor. Melendez hold strong views on the direction of American Education, particularly the attrition of the Public School System via the practices of standardization and privatization.
In addition to site contributions, Brandon Melendez also maintains three personal blogs. Letters to Jeremy is a blog framed to express viewpoints and perspectives on current events addressed to Melendez's young son while The Adventures of Ayla Grey is a series of anecdotes and observations revolving his daughter. The third is Brandon Melendez's Nerd's Eye View which is an endeavor that inspects the trappings of "Nerd Culture" including but not limited to: Comic Books, Science Fiction, Movies, Television, Video Games, and Pop Culture at large.