Melissa Koch is a Research Project Associate for the GHS Group. She completed her two undergraduate degrees at McMaster University in Social work and Health and Aging in 2013. As part of her social work practicum experience, Melissa spent time in long-term care facilities and hospitals gaining experience in social work practices. These experiences sparked her interest in working with older adults and their caregivers, understanding the Canadian health care system and end-of-life care. Melissa completed her Master's degree in the Health Studies and Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Paul Stolee. Melissa worked on projects within one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence, AGE-WELL - Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life.