Meet Zynga's
MELISSA O’FARRELL

Careers - Melissa’s Story
 Excited by Entertainment
Melissa’s Story
Excited by Entertainment
Melissa always wanted to be a professor—until she found herself in the midst of a PhD track for English. Desiring a more exciting career, Melissa took a contract position at LucasArts, where she discovered her love of interactive entertainment. Working in console games ever since, Melissa recently jumped to mobile—and Zynga, because she loves being on the cutting edge.
Careers - What Melissa Does
 Senior Director, Consumer Insights
What Melissa Does
Senior Director, Consumer Insights
Melissa loves the variety in both the types of research she conducts and the games she advises on. Whether she’s working with her close-knit Consumer Insights Team of four to strategize or conducting interviews by phone—or at an off-site research facility—Melissa provides the link that helps Zynga create games players truly enjoy.
 
 
“We need to understand people before we can entertain them, so we take a player-first approach.”
 
“We need to understand people before we can entertain them, so we take a player-first approach.”
 
 
“I love the fact that I work on games that my family plays and enjoys.”
 
“I love the fact that I work on games that my family plays and enjoys.”