Melissa has a double bachelor's degree in English and German (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, 2018), where part of her studies were held at the University of Salzburg, Austria. She also holds a University Diploma in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Université de Grenoble Alpes, 2019) and an M.A. in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Université de Paris, 2021). She is currently an M.A. student in French Instruction and her research interests include pedagogy, bilingualism, multilingualism and translanguaging, second language learning and Francophonie.