She was born and raised in the upper part of Lafayette Parish and attended the Louisiana School in Natchitoches for high school before returning to Lafayette to obtain a design degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She lives in the downtown Lafayette area with her family and regularly attends (and enjoys) the705 functions. She has held seats on boards and committees and is no stranger to helping the community. Being actively involved in that said community is Melissa’s passion, from being an Ambassador for One Acadiana or attending Lafayette Consolidated Government and Lafayette Parish School Board Meetings. She lives and works in the community that she cares about and loves to ride her bike to and from work, the gym, and ULL football/basketball/baseball functions. Supporting this community and the people in it has been one of Melissa’s priorities since moving back to the area after a brief period in another country.
Melissa’s hobbies include reading, sleeping, and frequent vacationing around the globe. ULL football and supporting our team is a great love of hers as well.