Melody Carducci is a proud Purdue Alumna, holding both a BA, in Education and an MS in Leadership and Innovation from the Polytechnic. Her interests in time management and mentoring are key in her work with students, and she feels especially connected to first generation college students, as she was one herself. Prior to being an academic advisor she worked in the Registrar's office, and with Purdue Online as a program manager. She lives in West Lafayette with her husband Pat, and their two basset hounds Fred and Murphy. When she is not at Purdue sporting events, or enjoying her hobbies of scrapbooking and card making she volunteers with Buckeye Basset Rescue, by transporting and fostering.