Melanie comes to SLU from Medgar Evers College, where she was Academic Coordinator for the Office of Academic Affairs and served as logistics coordinator for Commencement for three years. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Long Island University, where she also worked as an academic and professional writing tutor in the Writing Center. Melanie grew up in Miami, where she earned a B.A. from Florida International University in liberal studies with a dual focus on writing and international business.