Raised in South Florida, Melissa moved to Chicago in 2011 to study TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Children’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. After graduating with her BA in May 2015, she joined the Children’s Ministries staff at the Moody Church as an administrative assistant. Melissa is regularly involved in serving at TMC Kids, tutoring and teaching ESL in professional and volunteer capacities, and spending time with friends from her TMC community. She is also completing an MA in Intercultural Studies and TESOL at Moody Theological Seminary.