Melanie Hogue has cultivated a unique perspective on storytelling through her multifaceted educational path, extracurricular activities, and cultural background. In 2018, Melanie received her B.A. in English, with a minor in Economics, and a certificate in Arts of the Moving Image from Duke University. Growing up in South Florida, diversification was always an important aspect of her life. As a first-generation student, she often credits her own cultural upbringing—a mix of traditional American customs, her father's French Canadian methods, and her mother's Peruvian practices—for the diversity she tried to find in her own studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, she dedicated her time to engaging in irreplaceable experiences that spun a wide spectrum of cities, languages, and activities. From Greece, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Peru, and London, Melanie participated in six different global education programs, with each new experience providing for a unique chapter in her life. From challenging herself through hikes up Mount Olympus and treks though the Amazon Rainforest to expanding her creativity through internships with Warner Bros. and Chanel, Melanie is always searching for her next big story.