Melissa joined Wakeman staff in June 2015 as a summer camp intern, and then became the After-School Program Supervisor at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse. She assumed the role of Program Director in September 2016. Melissa worked as the Sports Director at the Stamford Recreation Prior to her involvement with Wakeman. She has been involved in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s movement since she was 6 years old as a member of the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Sacred Heart University.