Melissa Naslund is a research associate for NDCPD. She is currently working on two research projects for the center. The first research project supports the Core Goal #2: Workforce Development. The second research project supports the Core Goal #3: Self-determination. In addition to these projects Melissa is also continually assisting and consulting with the NDCPD team on other research projects and grant proposals.
Melissa comes to NDCPD from central Minnesota where she was a part-time Counselor and an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She has a Masters of Education in Counseling from NDSU and has completed additional coursework at Moorhead State University to meet the MN School Counseling requirements. Additionally, Melissa is in the process of completing her Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision from NDSU.