Melinda B. Flynn is a Field Liaison at Tulane School of Social Work, teaching in both the ground and online programs. Melinda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She began her social work career as a direct service provider in the HIV/AIDS services arena. After receiving her MSW from Tulane University School of Social Work in 1997, she worked for the next eight years as a mental health clinician for the VA Medical Center. Since receiving her clinical licensure in 2001, Melinda has worked in private practice specializing in immigration advocacy. For these last sixteen years, she has worked with individuals and families in their immigration cases as a mental health consultant and has testified in court numerous times on their behalf. She has collaborated with immigration attorneys throughout the New Orleans area and elsewhere in the region, and she has given presentations about her work to students, faculty, and attorney groups. Melinda also works with individual therapy clients; supervises practicing social workers seeking clinical licensure; conducts Mind Body Skills groups for veterans and the general community; and she volunteers as a pro bono asylum evaluator for Physicians for Human Rights. She lives in New Orleans with her two children.