Melissa Nash earned her undergraduate degree in educational studies from Harris-Stowe State University, with a focus on Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies. She later earned a second undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a major in Social Work. Melissa went on to earn her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the summer of 2012. During her graduate program, Melissa worked as an elementary school social worker in the St. Louis Public Schools District. In August 2014, Melissa became a school coordinator at Yeatman-Liddell College Preparatory School. She later was ordained in March 2015. On July 26, 2016, Melissa, her husband Ryan, and son Mario became the founders and CEOs of The NASH Association, a non-profit organization with the focus of providing resources and consulting services to the military veteran population. Her most recent accomplishment was being awarded a Proclamation from State Representative Steven Roberts (District 77), of the Missouri House of Representatives, on August 4th, 2017. Melissa was recognized for being an outstanding Missouri citizen who has distinguished herself through excellence in education, and commended for her dedicated service to St. Louis City Public Schools. December 9, 2017, Melissa obtained her Doctorate in Education and Leadership at Maryville University. Dr. Nash is respectively writing her first children’s book series inspired by her daughter MacKenzie Joy.