Melissa studied music and business at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. She then pursued a career in finance at RBC, as well as at BMO Nesbitt Burns as a V.P. & Managing Director of Private Client Investing. She holds her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation as well as her Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation. Aside from being the Chair of Orchestra Toronto, Melissa plays double bass in the bass section.