Melissa is a dog mom of three beautiful fur babies. She is a middle school Social Studies teacher in Brevard County. 

She was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and grew up in Orlando. Melissa’s has owned a total of two BMW’s. Her first was a 2009 BMW 328i in Montego Blue color. Her current BMW is a 2013 BMW 135i in Carbon Schwarz. It has been tastefully modified with some go fast parts and some nice aesthetics. You can see her build progress on her Instagram @mel_135i 

Melissa has participated in the M Track Day events at Homestead Miami and at Palm Beach International Raceway. She also has enjoyed driving at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina while accompanying her significant other during Performance Deliveries. She will be prepping her 135i to participate in local SCCA event. 

She has been a Sunshine Bimmers member since January 2018. Her hobbies other than BMWs is giving back to her kids at school, providing them with life lessons to better their futures, spending time with her family and traveling. 

Her personal motto is: “If you ain’t first, your last” – Ricky Bobby