Melissa applies her experience and expertise to K&A’s search process as she summarizes candidate interviews and references. She reviews and edits key documents that enable the team to provide the high quality deliverables expected by our clients. With eighteen years of academic advising and student services experience at the University of Pennsylvania, Melissa contributes an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities of higher education.
During her career at Penn, and through her various roles there, Melissa has worked closely with a wide range of colleagues and departments, including counseling, student health, learning and cultural resource centers, career services, and student intervention services—with the ultimate goal of supporting student learning and success. She served as Senior Associate Director of the Wharton Undergraduate Division for five years, providing in-depth advising and support to high-achieving business students in a rigorous program. Her excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills support the team during the search process.
Melissa earned her MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. She resides with her family in the Philadelphia area.