Hi everybody! My name is Melissa. I’m a Chicago native, the oldest of 3, and my favorite hobbies are drawing cartoons and arts & crafts. I attended UIUC for a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology. Throughout my college years, I took advantage of career development opportunities by working as a graphic designer, a website content strategist, and an undergraduate research assistant. By graduation, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in digital marketing because it combined my interest in research and design. So, I enrolled in the Spring 2022 CO-OP Careers Apprenticeship on the Digital Marketing Track and interned as a social media manager for Expedient Tax Service. Currently, I am pursuing a career in the online marketing/advertising field.