Melissa is a second-generation immigrant – her father is originally from Greece and her mother is from Finland. Melissa was raised in both United States and Europe - her unique upbringing and diverse background led her to work in immigrant law. Melissa has always had an interest in legal policy and hopes to expand on her legal ambitions in the future.
Prior to joining J&K Law, she worked with humanitarian organizations affiliated with the United Nations and was involved in a mentorship program while attending college. Melissa received her BA from Binghamton University in New York where she majored in psychology. Melissa is fluent in Finnish.