Melanie Maglieri was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. In the summer of 2013, Melanie was a studio assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, Virginia. Here she contributed to the educational facility by helping execute classes, daily demonstrations, and the operations of the studio. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine art and a minor in sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College in the spring of 2015. This fall she hopes to again be selected as a part of the Chrysler Museum's glass studio assistants. Melanie dreams to make her way to the west coast to continue feeding her desire of blowing glass as well as find a graduate program to further her art education.