Melissa Gregory joined NamUs in February 2015 as a Regional Program Specialist, covering the central region of the United States. In January 2019, she assumed leadership responsibilities over the NamUs Analytical and Case Support Division. Prior to joining the NamUs team, Melissa worked in the Case Analysis Unit (CAU) at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She began her career with NCMEC in 2006 as a Staff Assistant and progressed to a Senior Analyst in CAU where she specialized in supporting the Forensic Services Unit by working on unidentified deceased and long term missing child cases. She was then promoted to CAU Supervisor in 2012. Before starting her career in this field, Melissa worked with a corporate law firm in Denver, CO and interned with the Denver Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit, Crime Scene Unit, and Coroner’s Office. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Investigative Psychology from Union Institute & University.