In April 2019, Melissa began investigating Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct cases at Baylor University. Since then, her role has expanded to include Civil Rights cases with the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office. Melissa conducts neutral investigations regarding complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, and harassment or discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic as well as collaborates with the Equity Office to assess and ensure the safety of the impacted student and/or community.
Prior to joining the Equity Office, Melissa worked at Baylor as a Residence Hall Director for over eight years. In that role, Melissa managed an on-campus housing facility, supervised student leaders, provided emergency response, served in an on-call rotation, and mentored students in matters of academics, student involvement, and interpersonal communication. While serving as a Residence Hall Director, Melissa also served as a Title IX Hearing Panelist for the University for two years before joining the Equity Office as an investigator. Melissa has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Mississippi, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Baylor University.