|Melanie joined the Study Abroad Programs Office in February 2011. Her main duties are facilitating administrative interaction with other departments, as well as coordinating daily office support activities. She also provides basic study abroad advising to students. Additionally, Melanie assists the director and supervises student peer counselors. Melanie is also a Passport Acceptance Agent. Originally from northern Illinois, Melanie earned her undergraduate degree from Truman State University in Anthropology/Sociology with a minor in Biology. She has worked on archaeological sites in Texas, Missouri, and Hawaii. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, and spinning yarn. Melanie has traveled to England, Wales, and Mexico.