Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. Melissa has traveled internationally for mission trips to provide therapy and education to families and children with disabilities. She completed her fieldwork experience at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital working with traumatic brain injury and stroke patients of all ages. She also has experience working in home-based early intervention, preschools, and mental health. Melissa enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.