A granddaughter of a Lesley alumna, Melanie is working towards a career in radio and serves as a peer advisor to fellow Lesley students.
“Joining peer advising helped me find a place here. I got to help other students and be part of a team,” she says.
Like many students at Lesley, Melanie experienced uncertainty when her family went through an unexpected financial challenge. “This semester starting off was a really big struggle for me," says Melanie. "We’d missed the deadlines for the federal aid and I was really worried that I wasn’t going to be able to afford my tuition.”
Melanie was awarded the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship and it made all the difference.
“Without it, I wouldn’t be here this semester," she says. "That was the best phone call I’ve ever received.”