Career Services Experience
Before joining FaegreBD, Melissa spent almost six years in the Hamline University School of Law and then Mitchell Hamline School of Law Career and Professional Development offices. In her roles as assistant director and interim director, she managed the job search and career development program for students as well as employer and search firm relations. She also advised students and alumni on career and professional development.
Melissa practiced as a civil litigation and bankruptcy attorney with small Minnesota firms for five years after law school.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and the Minnesota Army National Guard.
Melissa has competed in over 15 duathlon and triathlon races and qualified for the USA Triathlon Age-Group Olympic Distance National Championships (2014-17).