Melissa Wear is a graduate student at American University in Washington D.C., where she studies International Affairs: Europe. Her main areas of interest are European integration, European immigration policy, European foreign and security policy, the Euro, European Enlargement and US-EU relations. She is a native of Buffalo, NY, where she met her husband, Michael, in middle school. In her spare time, she likes to read, bake and watch funny cat videos. Melissa lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.