Melissa is a bilingual registered dietitian nutritionist fluent in Spanish, her native language, and English as her second language. Melissa was raised in the ski town of Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Growing up in the Mammoth Lakes community, she was often surrounded by outdoor activities, leading to her understanding of the importance of adequate nutrition and physical activity at a young age. This upbringing sparked Melissa’s interest in studying and specializing in nutrition.

She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and completed her supervised practice at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Melissa is especially interested in nutrition’s role in preventing and managing diseases. Therefore, she strives to help her patients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle by sharing the knowledge she has acquired throughout the years so that her patients can live long and healthy lives.