Melissa, a native New Mexican, matriculated to Baylor University where she earned a BA in Psychology. She subsequently returned to New Mexico, and with the help of an Exxon Foundation grant, attended UNM’s Career Development Program where she earned her K-8 elementary teaching license. Thriving on change and challenge, Melissa has worked in a variety of public and private sector sales and marketing positions throughout her career, including for Fortune 500 companies, privately held firms, and not-for-profits. Melissa devotes her leisure time to her two children, Noah ’21 and Hallie ’23, who love the Academy.
B.A., Baylor University