Melissa advises pre-clinical and health science programs offered by the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. The beginning of her path that led to IUSB encompassed three campuses and universities. After transferring from BSU School of Architecture, she earned her BA in Interior Design from Purdue University, West Lafayette. She raised four daughters, then began her career in higher education in 2019 where she worked in the Admissions office specializing in transfer. She looks forward to supporting students forging their own paths of discovery on their educational journeys. In her free time, she enjoys canoeing, nature, listening to audiobooks, home improvement, binge watching diverse shows and movies, philosophical conversations and her energetic grandson.