Senior Account Director Melissa Pluta Parker joined E. Boineau and Company in 2006. She has several years of combined editorial and marketing experience, having acted as the editorial and marketing assistant at The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company; as assistant editor for SC Clips, a subscription-based online news source; and as co-editor for Yemassee, the literary journal at the University of South Carolina. In addition to serving as a core team member for E. Boineau & Company, Melissa teaches English at Charleston Southern University. She has also taught classes at the College of Charleston and has worked as a consultant in the college’s writing lab. Melissa holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina. Prior to undertaking graduate studies, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, where she majored in English and minored in both mass media communications and dance.