Melissa began her early career in Eastern Europe, where she worked as a teacher. This experience not only made her passionate about advocacy and education, but also provided her with multicultural experiences that have proven invaluable in her professional life. Melissa spent ten years working in the non-profit sector as an advocate for many issues including equality for marginalized groups. She was a stay at home mom for ten years, advocating for the rights of her son, who has Autism. Melissa decided to return to school for a degree in counseling, and has worked in both public and higher education settings. She is excited to join elder navigator where she is able to combine her skills and experiences in both counseling and advocacy to assist people with their health care needs.
MA Counseling, NC Central University
MA Intercultural and International Management, School for International Training
BA General Studies, Kent State University