Melissa began her nursing career in June 2015 following graduation from Charity School of Nursing. Melissa obtained an MPH from Tulane School of Public Health in 2013, where she worked with City of New Orleans Office of Health Policy and AIDS Funding on Quality Management assisting in annual assessment of agency compliance. She has previous experience working in coordination of humanitarian aid projects and on-going emergency response programs with Medecins Sans Frontieres (South Sudan & Liberia) and Equip Liberia. Melissa has also worked in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan in income generation projects and micro-finance development. Melissa will start studies as an FNP at University of Alabama-Birmingham in August 2019.