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Dr. Melisa Valle’s work has focused on research, mental health, early childhood development, and curriculum and instruction for disadvantaged, at-risk children and people with disability.
Melisa served as the State-wide Director of Perinatal Care for a nonprofit organization in the USA. She facilitated efforts for sustainable resources and programming for perinatal care, early childhood development, and health disparities. Previously, Melisa was a Program Manager facilitating an international countrywide early childhood development program. She has worked with organizations including UNICEF, Texas A&M University, Education City, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Middle Eastern Ministries of Education.
Her volunteer work includes humanitarian aid and serving on the executive committee of the American Psychology Association, National Association of Latino(a) Psychology, and Young Global Leaders Summit of U.S. and Middle East Relations.
Melisa was awarded the American Psychology Association Achievement Award and Award of Excellence of International Research. In addition, she awarded a U.S. Department of Education training grant. Melisa has published in the Journal of Educational Research and Encyclopedia of School Psychology. Melisa holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. Ed. in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University