Melissa has been a part of the Oliverian community since 2011. After working in alternative education settings for several years, she ventured into the beautiful wilderness of Pike, New Hampshire and quickly became enamored with the “Oliverian way.” As a dorm parent, learning specialist, advisor, and admissions officer, Melissa loved the opportunity to help students grow and thrive in the small and supportive learning community.
A native of Massachusetts, Melissa studied communications, journalism, and law at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She earned a Master’s of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College in South Carolina, and is currently taking graduate courses in Nonprofit Management at the Harvard University Extension School. Melissa now works in the Alumni and College Relations Division at Berea College in central Kentucky. She continues to be involved at Oliverian in any way she can, and loves staying connected with former Oliverian students.
What do you love most about Oliverian?
“I love that Oliverian is perfectly unique, and truly unlike any other school in the world. I have been a part of the Oliverian community in various capacities since 2011, and I am continuously impressed by the men and women — both student and staff — who come to Oliverian each year and discover their place in the world. Our community feels like a family, where every member cares for one another, contributes, and is encouraged to succeed.”