Description Pastel drawing of a dancer by Melissa Cándida Doi. The drawing is framed and is signed in the lower right corner.
Historical Notes Born in the Bronx, Melissa Doi lived with her mother in the borough’s Throgs Neck section. Melissa had studied ballet and had considered careers in dance and art before joining IQ Financial Systems and becoming a senior manager. On September 11, Melissa spoke at length with a 9-1-1 operator, describing conditions on the South Tower’s 83rd floor, where she was trapped. She was 32 years old.