A bona fide Francophile, Melody has been in love with the French language and cultures since childhood. She studied French at Wellesley College, holds an MA in French literature from Middlebury College, and more recently completed an MA in Teaching Foreign Language at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She has been teaching adolescents and adults for five years. A true polyglot, she can speak Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, in addition to French and English. Prior to teaching, she worked in fundraising and arts administration.