Melissa first began working in the Graduate Studies office in April 2008. She transformed the office into a more organized and efficient department and improved the admissions processes for all graduate students. She was also the administrative assistant for Social Sciences for about two years when the Graduate Studies Office moved to Aigler. In the summer of 2013, she then moved to the Office of Admissions under Associate Director, Cinzia Cross to focus on coordinating admissions for graduate and international students. She is continuously striving to improve the graduate and international experience. She is dedicated to helping applicants with any questions or issues they might have while being admitted to and completing their program.
Growing up in New Riegel, Ohio she graduated at the top of her class and attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio obtaining a Bachelors of Arts degree in Management of Dance and Art. She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Education degree through Heidelberg and advises Heidelberg's Dance team. In her free time, she substitutes, helps out, and dances with In Motion Dance Studio and freelances art and interior decorating. She is a member of the Tiffin Art Guild (TAG), through which she displays and sells artwork at the gallery or at one of the many events TAG holds and has taught art classes for TAG and the Tiffin Mercy Cancer Center.