Melody got her educational start at Rogue Community College, graduating with an Associate of Arts transfer degree. She continued on to Southern Oregon University (SOU) where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication and a minor in Women’s Studies. After college Melody began her work in the Humans Services field and found her passion for working with at-risk and under-represented people. She received her Masters of Science in Human Services with a focus on Social and Community Services from Capella University. Melody is currently an instructor for Discovery Programs at Rogue Community College and feels that she has come full circle. She is an enthusiastic advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She uses her CG150 class, Exploring Careers in Science and Technology to provide awareness and in some cases, awaken a passion in her students to pursue a career in this field.