Education: B.S. in Psychology, minor in Spanish, Fordham University; expected Ph.D. in Psychology, Law and Social Psychology, CUNY
Lives in Queens, NY, United States
Melanie graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University in 2011 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she traveled through Europe and Southeast Asia before returning to NYC, where she worked for two years as a research administrator for CUNY and Weill Cornell Medical College.
In 2014, she began pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a dual specialization in Psychology & Law and Social Psychology. She conducts research on the impact of implicit bias on jury decision making and police interrogations. Melanie also works as a teaching assistant for undergraduate Psychology courses at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and greatly enjoys working one-on-one with students. When she is not at school, Melanie loves to bake, hike, and travel.