N. M. Mellino

News Editor Nikolas Martin Mellino (Niko) studied journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2017 and though he was one-year shy from receiving his diploma, he decided to become an English teacher in his father's native country Mexico. Niko is in his second year of Creative Writing at VIU; as a freshman, he played for the Mariners soccer team and was an honourable mention in the Portal's 2018 nonfiction writing contest.