Melissa Walker originally hails from Fort Collins, Colorado where she attended Colorado State University, double majoring in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Health and Exercise Science. Immediately after graduating she was commissioned as an Officer of the United States Army, where she completed her dietetic internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She served for 9 years both as an active duty and reserve Officer promoting health and wellness in the D.C. metro area including the Pentagon, Office of the Surgeon General, Walter Reed and Fort Meade. Her enthusiasm for marketing and business led her to Old Dominion University where she earned a Master,s in Business Administration in 2001. After completing her last Army assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C. she moved back to the D.C. area in 2006 and began working as the national program manager for the Food Stamp Nutrition Education program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2009 an opportunity to further develop and diversify her career became available at the General Services Administration (GSA) where she is currently working as a Health and Wellness Specialist within the office of Facilities Management and Services Program. In this position, Melissa is involved in the development, promotion and implementation of health and wellness programs for GSA employees and the tenants that occupy buildings owned and leased by the Public Buildings Service (PBS). Melissa enjoys many activities outside of work such as teaching Zumba and Pilates; salsa, country and ballroom dancing with her husband; as well as hiking, skiing, soccer, culinary arts and horseback riding.