Melissa has been a coach with Fortuna Admissions since its inception. Previously, she worked at INSEAD in France as Assistant Director for the MBA program. She met with thousands of potential applicants from around the world, and delivered over 100 live and virtual presentations advising candidates on the MBA admissions process, including what makes a successful INSEAD candidate. In addition, she was on the scholarship committee reviewing candidate applications and selecting recipients.
Melissa previously worked in marketing and communications on behalf of global brands such as Sony, InBev, and Xerox. She also worked for a prominent Canadian women’s organization, the Women’s Executive Network, where she was part of the selection committee for the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards”. Melissa has an undergraduate business degree from Dalhousie University in Canada and she completed the Management Accelerated Program (MAP) at INSEAD.
Outside of work, Melissa loves performing in musical theatre productions (over 20 to-date), and dancing (she was a dance major in a performing arts high school). She is an avid runner and has been on an ultimate Frisbee team for several years. She regularly invests in personal development and participates in many workshops and seminars related to self-awareness, mindfulness, and meditation. She loves exploring new countries and cultures: she has traveled to 45 countries and conducted business in 34. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in her hometown, Toronto, Canada.