Melanie grew up in Manassas, Virginia and received a Bachelor’s Degree in health sciences and biology from James Madison University in 2006. She then studied child health nursing and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. Melanie is a certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Melanie resides with her husband and two children in Chester, Virginia. She was promoted to a Lead NP position in February 2017.