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Meet the 2017 Gold Rush Squad: Melissa and Sierrah

Each week, 49ers.com gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. In this week's installment, we meet third-year member Melissa from San Francisco, Calif. and Sierrah, a rookie member from San Jose, Calif.

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Melissa: I have an unreal amount of sneakers. Anything from Jordans, to Vans, to Adidas.... I have them all!

*Sierrah: *That I am a certified scuba diver, and it is one of my favorite things to do when I go on vacation.

*What is your biggest fear? *

Melissa: Not accomplishing all my goals and dreams. I believe everyone has a purpose, and I fear not fulfilling my purpose in life. I fear waking up one day and realizing that I put my talents and skills to waste. I also have a huge fear of spiders.

*Sierrah: *My biggest fear is not being successful in life or regretting the chances I didn't take.

*How would you describe your style? *

Melissa: Casual and comfy. I love thrift shopping and finding vintage concert, 49ers, Giants, and band tees.I'm still on the hunt for an original Purple Rain t-shirt! <table width="310" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="5" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td>

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Sierrah

</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> If you were a tourist in San Francisco, what three things would be on the top of your must see/do list?

*Sierrah: *To go whale watching, visit Pier 39 and walk through Golden Gate Park.

*What is your dream job? *

Melissa: I've always dreamed of being a backup dancer for Beyonce.

*Sierrah: *My dream job is to be a Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner.

*What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush? *

Melissa: I definitely learned that any dream you have is possible. After years of watching Gold Rush videos and dreaming of being on the team, I am finally here! Never give up on anything you can't go a second without thinking about!

*What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush? *

*Melissa: *As a child, I always looked up to the Gold Rush as being strong, beautiful and empowering women. Now that I am in those shoes, I love being a positive role model for younger girls. Working with the Jr. Gold Rush is my favorite part of the season, and helping them overcome their fears is the most rewarding feeling.

*Sierrah: *I love spending time in the stadium with my team and the fans. The energy is unequaled to any other experience and performing for others is my passion.

*If you could say anything to the 49ers fans what would it be? *

*Sierrah: *To keep faith in our team and send positive vibes to all of the players, coaches and staff on game day! Also…GO NINERS!!!

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