Melissa is a research assistant for the Family Matters Research Group based at Queen’s University. She is currently completing an MSc in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University under Dr. Heidi Cramm. Throughout completing a Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, Melissa primarily focused on mental health research from a variety of different perspectives. She is a passionate believer in and advocate for accessible and equitable mental health care. Based on this passion, Melissa wishes to improve mental health care support available for family members of military and public safety personnel through her research and participation on this project.