Melissa is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she earned a B.S. in criminal justice and psychology. Melissa now lives in San Diego, but is originally from Lemoore, California with her twin sister and teammate Jessica. Melissa currently works as a bartender is also pursuing her masters degree. Melissa cites her love of adventure books and films as a driving force for her interest in “Treasure Hunters,” and welcomes the challenges it may bring, even if it means taming snakes or mastering a can of self-tanner. She also believes what distinguishes her from her sister is her gift of laughter and being a natural joker, as Jessica is the serious one.