Melissa started with Arcadia in May 2007. As Assistant Director for the Southeast Region, Melissa Chambers is based in Charlotte, NC and works with home institutions in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Before coming to Arcadia, Melissa worked as the study abroad advisor in the Office of Education Abroad at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for five years. During that time, she was the Co-Chair for the first International Women’s Day celebration at UNC Charlotte.  Melissa is very active in NAFSA and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences, often on topics related to women and travel. Melissa holds a B.A. in Spanish and Creative Writing at Western Michigan University and an M.A. in Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte. She studied abroad as an undergraduate in Barcelona, Spain, through the University of Kansas.