Melissa has been an Athlete since age 3 when she started gymnastics. She began Competitive Gymnastics at age 7 and remained a Competitive Gymnast through college at the University of Illinois. In addition, she coached Gymnastics through high school and her college summers. Melissa graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a full time professor at Michigan State University in the Political Science Department. In addition to her job, she enjoys taking various Dance classes at KIO to brush up on her Dance and Acro skills!