Melanie received a B.A. in Psychology with departmental and Latin honors from Duke University in 2009, and an M.A. in Social Psychology in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is currently a doctoral candidate.
Her research interests include goals/motivation, risk behavior prevention, persuasion, and the effects of power, status, and social class on attitudes and behavior.
Her personal interests include her cats (Daisy & Mason) and dog (Homer), Duke basketball, Tough Mudders, zombie lore, and way too many horrible TV shows.