Melinda is a native to Texas and received a degree in accounting from the University of Houston, Victoria Campus, and attained her Certified Public Accounting License in 1985. Melinda spent the majority of her almost 40-year career in various financial and operations positions. The past 18 years she has worked as Chief Financial and Operations Officer for private, co-educational independent schools.
Melinda moved to Austin in 2021 and is an active member of her church. She loves spending time with her family and their two dogs.