Melissa received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the University of Florida in 2000, and she received her Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University in 1982. She is board certified by the American Board of Audiology. Melissa also holds the certificate of clinical competence and the Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association. She is a Fellow and a Scholar of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed to practice audiology by the state of Virginia. Melissa has worked with Virginia Ear, Nose & Throat Associates since 2001.

Melissa has one daughter and 3 cats. In her spare time she enjoys travel and listening to live music.