Melissa hails from Huntington, Connecticut. Melissa moved to South Florida in 2009 to attend Florida Atlantic University. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Management. Growing up in a tight knit family who came to the U.S. from Turkey, they instilled in her that living a healthy lifestyle is the key to living a happy and balanced life. She prides herself on taking care of her body and mind which gives her the strength to condition herself through her love of fitness and taking care of others.