Melody learned about hard work and sacrifice from her parents. They came from a foreign land seeking opportunity. Farah, Melody’s mother, worked hard for her family while her husband traveled for work. She started a day care before earning an accounting degree. Meanwhile, Melody worked night shifts at Steak-n-Shake.

After finishing high school in Chattanooga, Melody literally traveled the four corners of the United States to complete her education. After receiving her undergrad, Masters in Public Administration, and law degree, she returned home to serve her community. She has held positions in business, government and the non-profit sector.

Melody has always been focused on solving problems. Whether she was helping her sister support her mother when they were little or focused on USC’s sustainability programs, Melody has always worked hard to find a way to get things done. She recently finished up a fellowship working for the City of Chattanooga doing just that: finding a way to get things done.

Melody will get things done for Tennessee. She has worked hard her entire life. She has stood up to the powerful and helped the powerless. She will stand up for us because we deserve a Congressperson who does just that: works hard and stands up.