Melissa, graduate of Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Fashion Design, have been in the fashion industry for almost 6 years. After experiencing a few setbacks, she lost the passion to continue in the field and decided to take a short hiatus to find herself. During her break, she got married to a loving husband and had a beautiful baby boy. In 2018, she started working on her craft by donating her time to design garments for local projects. In building her fashion portfolio, she decided to resume her designing career and launched her apparel and handmade jewelry collection, MelissaSade's Designs.