Mel is a mother of three intriguing boys. She graduated with an Administrative Specialist A.A.S. from Anoka Technical College and was a GOTV intern for LeadMN. She also volunteers as a Sexual Violence Center Advocate. She grew up on the Iron Range and is enjoying living in the Twin Cities. She enjoys going to comedy clubs, drinking coffee, and spending time with her boys. She believes education is for everyone and should be accessible to anyone. She is looking forward to growing in her position and connecting with students.