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Mel grew up in Salt Lake City and studied classics and cultural studies at the University of Utah. There she developed an interest in the study of sexuality and the preservation of LGBTQ and Leather history. While pursuing a Master of Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia, she was an intern at the City of Vancouver Archives and a research assistant with InterPARES Trust. After moving to Indiana in 2014, she became an archivist for Indiana University Recreational Sports and worked for Indiana University's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
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