Melissa was born and raised in New York City and relocated to Central Florida in 2000. She has experience and knowledge in the areas of state and local government law, real property, contracts, land use, animal law, immigration and sports tourism. Prior to joining Overstreet Law, she served as an Assistant County Attorney. In addition, she has over fifteen years of experience in public service. She served as the Director of Constituent Services for three United States Senators and coordinated community events for nonprofit organizations, city government and elected officials.
- Juris Doctor, 2016, Barry University School of Law – Law Student Representative with the Immigration Clinic and President of the Federalist Society.
- Master of Public Administration, 2010, Baruch College, City University of New York – Member of the National Urban/Rural Fellows Program.
- Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, 1996, University of Rochester – Urban League Scholar and recipient of the Fannie R. Bigelow Scholarship for Community Service.
Professional and Legal Organizations
- Real Property Fellow of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Member of the Florida Bar since 2017
- Member of the Government and Public Policy Committee of the Florida Bar since 2020
- Chapter Representative of the Seminole County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2020-2021
- Member of the Finance and Tax Committee of the Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2019-2021
- Member of the Central Florida Women Lawyers Association, 2012-2015
- Recipient of the Don Quijote Award for Excellence, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, 2012
- Recipient of La Prensa’s Latina Women Who Make A Difference in Public Service Award, 2010
- Board Member of UCP of Central Florida, 2013-2015
- Volunteer Admissions Interviewer for the University of Rochester Alumni Association, 2010-2013
- Board Member of the Orange County Civic Facilities Authority, 2010-2012
- Board Member of the Orange County Citizens Review Panel for Human Services, 2011-2012