|First Appearance||Book 13, THE SHOWDOWN|
Melinda's mom was taken in the Rapture, leaving her with her dad. But after the disappearances, her dad started drinking to take away the pain. During school, Melinda makes a friend whose name is Felicia. Since Melinda's dad is a drinker, the two friends run away to Felicia's uncle's house. Discovering that he too was a drinker, the two run away again to the GC Morale Monitor program, wanting to forget their past. There, she meets Lionel Washington and Conrad Graham. After the death of her commander, Terrell Blancka, she traces down the Young Trib Force's whereabouts by way of a computer chip placed in Phoenix's neck. But on the way there, Felicia drinks water contaminatd by Wormwood, and dies when they get to the Young Trib Force's location. The Young Trib Force is worried that if they let Melinda go, she will tell the GC their location. But Melinda ends up escaping somehow, and goes to the GC to tell the Young Trib Force's location. But the GC don't listen and believe she turned bad, so they captured her. Meanwhile Mark Eisman goes after Melinda, but hears she's been captured. He rescues her and goes back to the schoolhouse. Up until this time, Melinda was a total Carpathia follower, but in Book 23, Horsemen of Terror, she finally accepts Christ.