Melinda is originally from Spring Lake, NC and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Financial Services at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte, NC. Her public speaking and student leadership experience have helped her in her professional quest to “bridge the gap” between where people are and where they want to go. Passionate about social and environmental justice as well as leadership development, she decided to look for a job that would allow her to work with high school students. Luckily, she found ACE in 2012 and has been educating and supporting NC youth who are engaged in the fight against climate change ever since.
When she's not fighting for the cause, you can usually find her watching the latest Marvel movie or reading mystery novels with a cup of herbal tea!