Melvina is originally from Banda Aceh, Aceh Province. She is currently pursuing her study in Teaching and Curriculum at Syracuse University. She hopes to conduct research on improving the process of practical based field experiences for pre-service science teachers because she has passion to educate and prepare Indonesian science teachers better.
She earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University. Prior to her Fulbright award, she is a lecturer at Physics Education of Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh. She actively trains in service teachers on Lesson Study and Integrated Field Experience for pre service teachers.