Melina was born in Athens, Greece. In 2018 she received her integrated Masters' Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, with a major in Computer Science. She conducted her thesis in collaboration with the NYU Langone’s Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories, in which she studied Digital Image Processing methods and Deep Learning models for lung cancer histopathology images' feature extraction. In 2019, she enrolled in the Ph.D. program of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, as part of the Ultrasound Imaging Elasticity Laboratory (UEIL). Her research interests include the development of non invasive ultrasound imaging techniques for the electric and mechanical activation mapping of the heart and further development of Electromechanical Wave Imaging for arrhythmia characterization and clinical assistance.