Melissa is working on the confirmation of transiting exoplanets from the TESS mission, using both high-precision radial velocity, from spectrographs like HARPS and FEROS, and ground-based photometry from telescopes such as the LCO network. In particular, she is focussing on warm giant planets - Jupiter-sized planets with periods of 10-100 days. These planets are fascinating objects, which pose challenges for planet formation models; they likely formed further out and migrated to their current position. By characterizing this population, their formation and migration can be better understood. Melissa is also interested in the search for and characterization of planets orbiting M-dwarf stars, and in studying exoplanets' stellar hosts to better understand their activity and composition.