Melissa is the Deputy Director at Wallin Education Partners and provides primary support to the Executive Director, Scholar Services, and Operations teams. She is involved in strategy development, identifying new community coalitions, research, fundraising, and special projects. Melissa joined Wallin Education Partners in March 2014.

Melissa has a background in higher education, youth development & national service and worked at organizations & universities in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Melissa earned a Masters Degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University (PA) and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Gordon College (MA). She is currently working on a Doctorate in Education at the University of St. Thomas. Melissa grew up in New York and Pennsylvania and enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and English Football (aka soccer).