Melissa Masland has been involved in California schools for twenty years as a PTA Board member, Parent’s Club Board member, and in various other capacities. She has also been involved as a disability advocate, and has served on the Board of the Down Syndrome League and coached Special Olympics. Melissa volunteers at College Track and College Summit, where she mentors first-generation students through the college application process.
Melissa is the mother of four. Her oldest daughter, a graduate of UC Davis, is currently earning her Ph.D. at UC Irvine. Her older son recently graduated with a BA in drama with a film minor from USC. Melissa’s younger daughter attends a transition program in Berkeley and plans to attend a “college experience” program upon completion. Her youngest son is currently in the Marshall School of Business at USC.