Melody joined the RIT community in 2018 within the Wellness department, supporting students and the leadership team whom serve students. She is very passionate about supporting students in achieving their academic goals.
Prior to her time at RIT, Melody worked at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics as a scientist and a user experience research analyst for over 6 years. She enjoyed working with customers, engineers and design teams in helping design medical devices with the end user’s wants and needs in mind. She has also worked for several years as a secondary science teacher and truly enjoyed bringing science to life in the classroom and engaging her students. Melody received her B.S. in Biology and her Master’s in Secondary Science Education.
Hobbies include traveling (including a tropical ecology study abroad program in Costa Rica), spending time outdoors staying active, camping and hiking with her family and dog, and being with her family of five.