Melissa was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, and attended Camden Catholic High School. She was accepted to numerous colleges in her senior year and chose to attend Villanova University, where she went on to study nursing.
During her time at ‘Nova, she was very active in CASA, weekly service, and was a huge basketball fan attending all home and some away games. She was also chosen as a summer orientation leader. Upon graduating in the spring of 2022, Melissa quickly passed her NCLEX-RN and was hired by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, working within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Melissa LOVES her job and comes back to LUCY often to volunteer, share her journey, and inspire the next generation of Camden nurses!