Melinda moved to New Hampshire after spending most of her life in North Carolina. She and her husband have one fur baby, a cat named Lucky, who is a rescue cat and is exceedingly spoiled. Melinda enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, and watching baking shows (even though she can't bake). She earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of North Carolina Wilmington in May 2021 and joined the Tucker Center in February 2022. She is excited to be able to support students and the Dartmouth community, as well as grow in her self-advocacy efforts for those with disabilities.