Melissa joined the Penn Memory Center in 2018 as the clinical research coordinator for the REVEAL-SCAN study. Before PMC, Melissa worked at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies on several studies in the field of addiction. Her primary focus was running a clinical trial using paced breathing to reduce drug and alcohol cravings. She also served as the volunteer coordinator for the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory and assisted in data analysis and image processing. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and is looking forward to pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education in the near future.