Melanie is an associate at Marini Pietrantoni Muñiz. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Before joining the firm, Melanie served as law clerk for Associate Judge Hon. Anabelle Rodríguez Rodríguez at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.
She earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Political Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) in 2013 from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and obtained her Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) in 2016 from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. While in Law School, Melanie clerked at the Puerto Rico Court of First Instance as part of one of the University's summer programs. Furthermore, she worked as an Auxiliary Editor in the University of Puerto Rico Law Journal and, afterwards, as Council Editor of Pangea, the University's International Law Publication. During her last year at law school, Melanie worked as a student attorney in the Special Education Legal Aid Clinic where she represented children in cases arising under Puerto Rico's Bill of Rights, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).