Melissa joined the Penn Memory Center in 2018 as the clinical research coordinator for the REVEAL-SCAN study. Before coming to the PMC, Melissa was a research assistant at another research institution, where she was involved in several studies in the field of addiction. Her primary focus was a clinical trial involving reduction of drug and alcohol cravings with paced breathing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Melissa is looking forward to furthering her career in clinical research and exploring graduate studies in the future.