Melissa Williams was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She attended the University of South Alabama where she earned a bachelor's degree of science in nursing. She later received a masters of science in nursing specializing in family primary care from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Prior to joining Sunrise Dermatology, her professional employment background includes working as a registered nurse in the pediatrics intensive care unit and as a family nurse practitioner in asthma and allergy. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.