Assistant Area Coordinator, Community Development (East Quad)
Melissa is from a small town in the western part of the state called Southwick, Massachusetts. She is a recent graduate of Providence College, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. As an undergraduate, she served as a Resident Assistant/Mentor in a summer bridge program for first year students, a head tutor, a peer mentor in a program for first year students, and a Senior Admissions Fellow who was responsible for interviewing prospective students. She also worked as a research assistant in a Social Attitudes and Perception Lab, where she researched interventions aimed to diminish the effects of stereotype threat on academic success, as well as assisted on a study examining racial differences in first year students' academic, psychological and interpersonal outcomes at a PWI. She hopes to continue this research, and have the opportunity to explore other topics such as gender and mental health. In her personal life, she loves to travel and this past summer was fortunate enough to visit San Diego, California, Denver, Colorado, and Bald Head Island, North Carolina.