Melissa earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a minor in business law, from Cal Poly Pomona in 2012. She pursued her law degree from Western State College of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctor degree in 2016. During her time at Western State, she was a finalist in the annual 1L oral argument competition, while being involved in numerous student organizations such as the Student Bar Association. Additionally, she was a student organizer for the school’s bar preparation programs.
While in law school, Melissa also clerked part-time at a personal injury law firm. Melissa enjoys being involved with the legal community, and currently holds membership with the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Orange County Bar Association and is a participant of the New Lawyer Academy with the Riverside County Bar Association. She continuously strives to sharpen her legal skills and represent her clients with the highest degree of professionalism, knowledge and respect.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys trying new fitness opportunities and traveling.