Upon graduation from Immaculate Heart, Coach Merlini continued her education at Nova Southeastern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in dance. She has taught recreational and competitive students at Dance Dimensions, New Milford, since 2015 and also taught dance classes throughout her collegiate career in Florida. Additionally, Coach Merlini currently works as a physical therapy aide at Professional Physical Therapy, River Edge.
Coach Merlini said she is thrilled to be back at IHA, a school community of which she and her sister, Anyssa’19, are truly proud to be a part. She is excited to focus on the importance of teamwork and how working together can create an everlasting bond; she is still in touch with her former IHAVDT teammates.