Melissa is a professional academic counselor at the university level. She works with students to help promote their holistic success and confidence as evolving learners and professionals. Melissa works with students one-on-one and in group and classroom settings. She has developed curriculum on topics such as ethical and equitable leadership, undocumented student support, academic success, identity and motivation, professional development, and more. Melissa has long supported students with their writing needs and communication skills. A passionate writer, lifelong learner, Latina, and adoptee, Melissa is passionate about helping students identify their biggest strengths and sources of inspiration so that they can become more compelling writers and orators. She earned her master’s degree in higher education leadership and bachelor’s in communications and Latin American and Latino studies at DePaul University. She is currently working on her master’s of social work at Dominican University in hopes of supporting students even further with clinical counseling expertise.
Melissa loves traveling and has visited more than 20 countries! One of her life goals is to visit every single country in Latin America.
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