Shute, Melissa was born in 1975 in Fort Scott, Kansas, United States.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University Houston, 2002. Juris Doctor, University Tulsa, 2005.
Legal intern United States Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, 2004. Legislation assistant to senator Pat Roberts Kansas, 2004—2007. Representative counsel United States Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, since 2007.