Meleesa is a research associate assigned to the NMRL's UPitt Warrior Human Performance Research Laboratory located at US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC. She had previously served as a research associate at the Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL. She received her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2010, Master of Science in Kinesiology/Athletic Administration at James Madison University in 2002, and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2000. Prior to joining the NMRL, Meleesa was an athletic trainer at the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ. She has also worked as an athletic trainer at the University of Louisville. Meleesa's research interests include injury prevention screening programs for active populations and prevention of musculoskeletal injury in the military.