Melissa earned a PhD in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, along with a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, from Utah State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley. She teaches Graduate Academic Writing and Thesis Proposal Seminar for the Mindfulness Studies program, and advises Thesis students on their research-based and creative projects. She also teaches elective and special topics courses in the program, including Mindful Creative Writing and Mindfulness and the Environment.
The Role of Farming in Place-making Processes of Resettled Refugees, Refugee Survey Quarterly 34(3)
Barriers to Girls' Education in Mozambique at Household and Community Levels: An Exploratory Study, International Journal of Social Welfare (18)
Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, Utah State University
Graduate Certificate, Women's and Gender Studies, Utah State University
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Lesley University