Melanie was born in the Philippines and, as a military brat, raised all over the world. Her husband is a DC native, so they moved with their daughter (who is now 6 years old), from Chicago to DC about 5 1/2 years ago. Melanie attended Old Dominion University with hopes of having a career in federal law enforcement but her passion for helping others landed her with a career in the nonprofit world. In her free time Melanie enjoys traveling, shopping, exploring museums and attending NBA and MLB games. Fun fact about Melanie is she is fluent in Spanish.