Melissa teaches career counseling, transitions and positive psychology in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program. Her work experience includes career counseling, teaching, student and alumni affairs and higher education leadership; she has worked in higher education for over 19 years. She currently serves as Naropa's director of alumni relations as well. She has completed additional training in career counseling, strengths-based counseling, positive psychology and career-related assessments. She has coordinated programs and workshops to support emerging entrepreneurs to create a healthy private practice and/or business. She has presented at conferences and to organizations on creating mindfulness in the workplace to develop a sane and sustainable and thriving work life.