Fernanda Melo

From Joinville, SC, Brazil

Highschool: Flushing High School

Class of 2018
Future Alma Mater:
Alma College

Independent Student of the Day

Fernanda Melo is a junior at Alma College majoring in marketing. She was born and raised in Brazil and moved to the USA. in 2012 for school.

On campus, Fernanda has been very active as a King-Chavez-Parks marketing intern and mentor, a member of the Alma College Union Board Staff, and as a marketing and communications intern at Alma. Off campus, she has served as a volunteer English teacher at Volunteer Connection Ecuador (VCE).

Fernanda also enjoys photography, especially being outside and taking pictures of her loved ones. Listening to music is also a passion of hers, and she enjoys learning about new singers and bands, as well as attending concerts.

My motivation

I have always known what I wanted to do in the future, and my goals have motivated me to keep going. My family and friends have been there, serving as motivators and encouraging me to follow my dreams. Because of this, I know that I can get where I want to be if I work hard enough for it.

My latest accomplishments

I have achieved Dean's List honors every semester since I started my college career at Alma. I also have been selected as a project leader for one of my classes where I will be leading an international project to help low-income kids in Quito, Ecuador to learn English.

Next big goal

I plan on finding a job in the business arena, and being able to save money to travel around the world. My goal would be to find a career that allows me to travel abroad for the company. I absolutely love to travel and experience new cultures and new enviornments. I also want to start a family with my partner and buy our own place after college.

Why is choosing your own path important?

Choosing your own path is important because it not only gives you direction, but it also gives you a sense of independence. Being independent has allowed me to think critically and, therefore, make better decisions about what I want for myself in the future. I have always been certain about how I want my life to be after college, and that has allowed me to identify the steps to get there.

Favorite place on campus

My favorite place on campus is the Center for Student Opportunity.

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