Melissa started playing football quite late at around the age of 14 and joined Go-Pro Sports Football Academy Dubai in 2013. Melissa had amazing fitness qualities and was a raw talent but really understood the game and was very competitive. Over the next two years Go-Pro Sports really focused on her technical ability so she would be ready to continue her football at a higher level when the opportunity came. In 2015 Go-Pro Sports Director Kirk Hilton travelled with Melissa to Shattuck St Mary’s College for a trial where she blossomed and decide to join in the fall in 2015. It was here where she got to experience playing at the highest youth level & showcase tournaments across the US. After impressing a number of coaches she earned a scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast in 2016.