Melissa Cummings is a Masters of Occupational Therapy student at University of New Mexico. She received her baccalaureate from Utah State University, majoring in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Gender and Cultural Differences. She is a member of the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Melissa has been a successful entrepreneur in northern New Mexico for the last twenty years. In addition, she has served as a community board member for 15 years both as a vice president and president. In her roles Melissa has supported mental health services, focused on creating well-rounded educational services for children, and broken ground for women business owners. She is currently participating in research regarding tractor seating adaptations for farmers and ranchers. Melissa Cummings lives in Taos, New Mexico.