Melissa is the Director of Scholar Programs and provides leadership to the  Scholar Services and Operations teams.

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 (MN). Melissa grew up in New York and Pennsylvania and enjoys traveling & spending time with friends and family.