Melodi is a Native Veteran (US Navy) who is from the Oneida and Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribes. During and after her service her career focus was on medicine and health services. She has diplomas in several areas of Military Medicine and is also a Licensed Certified Phlebotomist. She is an experienced manager and coordinator in various fields.
Melodi is the mother of three teenagers. She actively participates in all initiatives that can impact the lives of her children and the special needs community.
She is the current Chairwoman of the Chicago American Indian Education Council. She is always interested in finding the voices of other people and finding a way to help communicate that effectively.