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Melissa (Mel) Pollay

Assistant Director & Health Professions Advisor

Assistant Director & Health Professions Advisor

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Originally from California, Mel (she/her/hers) earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, in 2008. She moved to Chicago in 2010 to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education, which she received from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. During graduate school, Mel worked in both student conduct and academic advising, and while doing so realized how much she enjoys helping students work toward pursuing their academic and career goals.

One of Mel's favorite things about Chicago is the food - she enjoys exploring the many options available in different neighborhoods, and also loves to cook and bake. She also enjoys spending time with her toddler.