Melissa joined the Office of Education Abroad in February 2020. Originally from Indiana, she relocated to Charlotte ten years ago. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she studied and earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. She has always been intrigued by the interaction of people and groups as well as learning about other cultures and their beliefs. As a student, she traveled to Spain and experienced the social culture and customs of various areas throughout the country. She enjoyed being able to interact with the people, experience the food and appreciate the architecture while traveling. She would love to encourage students to go abroad so they can learn first hand about different cultures.