NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2017
As a senior events and program coordinator, Melissa assists the directors of events in planning and executing events and programs for alumni and university-related activities. She takes the lead on registration and seating arrangements for all events, Watch Parties, and promotional items, among other projects. She serves as the backbone and cheerleader of the events team.
Melissa was born and raised in Fargo. She earned her bachelor's degree in strategic communication from NDSU and is the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year institution. She enjoys traveling, thrifting, and caffeine, and loves her family, friends, and cat, Ollie. Melissa is also an avid runner who has completed two marathons, one half-marathon, and multiple 5Ks.
"I'm passionate about what we do here at the Foundation because I'm on a team that gets to plan and execute events that highlight the amazing things happening at NDSU and share them with alumni and friends."