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Melanie Nadeau is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, which is located at the north central part of North Dakota. She has been married for 21 years and has 1 daughter. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota and a Masters in Public Health in community health education with a concentration in health disparities from the University of Minnesota. This fall Melanie will be entering her 5th year in the PhD in Epidemiology social behavioral track program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health as a doctoral candidate. Melanie has worked 10 years as a research assistant on various projects within the American Indian community and is also a previous recipient of the prestigious Bush Fellowship and the Diversity of Vision and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship. Currently Melanie is the Operational Director/Assistant Professor of Practice for the American Indian Public Health Resource Center at North Dakota State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as attending cultural events.