Melissa received her Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College, cum laude, and went on to receive her law degree from Suffolk University Law School, cum laude. At Suffolk Law, Melissa was an Executive Board Member of the Suffolk University Transnational Law Review, and her piece about international child custody rights under the Hague Convention was published in Volume 37 of the Law Review. Melissa is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. She joined Circle in 2016 with a litigation background, after interning for two years at law firms in Boston. She now assists clients in drafting and negotiating surrogate and egg donor agreements, addresses insurance issues and appeals, and assists intended parents with establishing parental rights through adoptions.