Melanie is a graduate of the College of Charleston, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Throughout college, she worked as a behavior technician for young children on the autism spectrum. Prior to joining Real Champions, Melanie worked as an early intervention specialist providing services to children with developmental disabilities and learning/behavioral challenges. Currently, she also works with a local organization to provide migrant children and their families with resources to help them adjust and thrive. Melanie loves to help children grow and progress throughout their many challenges. She is also passionate about advocating for marginalized and underserved populations by finding ways to overcome their barriers and achieve success. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys running, trying new foods, and spending time with her family.