New York

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Born and raised in New York, Melissa is elated to be representing the Empire State! Married to her best friend, John, they share their home with their two dogs, Leyla and Diego.

With degrees from Towson University in Psychology and Deaf Studies, helping others has always Melissa’s foremost value. She’s able to put her values in action as the Director of Events at the American Cancer Society, she is also a “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chair of the Young Professionals Against Cancer and makes PB&J sandwiches at the local homeless shelter.

Her mission as Mrs. New York United States 2012 is to spread the power of living a life with purpose and giving back both locally and nationally. "I feel honored to have the opportunity to be part of the Mrs. United States family and I look forward to forming life-long friendships with all the women at nationals".

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