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Melisa Hypolite

Associate

Biography

Melisa Hypolite has diverse experiences working with learners from ages 5 – 65 from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her education career began as a substitute teacher in South Jersey and evolved into Assistant Director of Admissions at a trade school and later an adjunct college instructor. Melisa has been employed at the CollegeBound Foundation for the past eleven years, supporting college, career, and life readiness for Baltimore City Public Schools students. Driven by a passion for equity in education, Melisa is the Founder and CEO of an educational non-profit based in Baltimore, Maryland; She is also a published author.

Melisa is often a featured presenter at college access events and has provided guidance to high schools, universities, and training facilities throughout the contiguous United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Trinidad, and Barbados. Born in Trinidad, Melisa puts her belief and lived experience that education changes lives into action every day. Melisa currently serves as President-Elect of the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC), and is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and National College Attainment Network (NCAN).

Expertise

  • FAFSA application processes
  • Supporting first-generation college families
  • Workshop facilitation

Education

  • MBA from University of Maryland University College
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Morgan State University

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