Please join us in welcoming Melissa West as Secretary to the Board of the Houston-Baku Sister City Association. We are very pleased to fill this position in our board with Melissa who joins us with a very interesting and relevant background. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan from September 2009 until December 2011 where she taught English in a village in Salyan. She grew up in London, went to college in Boston and returned to Houston after her Peace Corps assignment to be closer to her family. She speaks Azerbaijani with the accent of a village girl. Melissa will also take the lead in organizing events and programs within HBSCA’s Educational Chapter.