Melissa Carey works for Long Beach Unified School District in the ACT Program. She has been with the district for 10 years as a special education instructional aide. She is a full-time student is majoring in Education. She loves to sing, be creative with arts and crafts, play video games, and garden. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and 2 cats, Lilo and Butters. She grew up in the church surrounded by God’s love and blessings.