Melissa was born and raised in Pennsylvania where she attended Penn State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Human services with a minor in Special Education. Melissa then moved to upstate New York where she completed her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree at Clarkson University. By then, she was ready for some warmer weather and moved to San Diego to complete her clinical rotations. She has lived in San Diego since June 2020 and has no plans to leave! Melissa has experience with children ages 4 months – 21 years as well as adult inpatient neurological experience. Melissa has completed her training in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach. Melissa is passionate about helping kids meet developmental milestones and have a happy and fulfilling childhood! In her free time she enjoys exploring new parks, beaches, and all that San Diego has to offer!