Melina staffs the immigration legal clinics at Elmhurst, Gouverneur and Lincoln. Prior to NYLAG, Melina was a staff attorney at various legal service providers assisting communities in New York in immigration matters. Melina has also worked in the international law, human rights and international security field. Melina received her BA in International Relations with a Muslim Studies Specialization at Michigan State University and her JD at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.