(Photo courtesy of Melissa Rangel)
By: Samantha Jewell, Humans Editor
Melissa is running for Vice-President of Involvement, here's what she had to share with The Highlander about herself!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a junior studying Environmental Science and double minoring in Business and Biology. I am from Chicago, IL. I was a competitive varsity cheerleader in high school and was Co-President of Letterman Club. As part of Letterman Club, I was in charge of hosting different events for all the athletes to participate in and make the student body a part of those events as well. My freshman and sophomore years here at Regis I was a member of Student Involvement Committee. I have also participated in many intramural sports since freshman year. I studied abroad in Poland last Fall of 2017. After my experience abroad, I truly feel like I have grown in overall confidence.
What is something that we may not know about you but sets you apart from the rest?
I grew up with a single parent and from that person I was able to learn to be a well functioning independent person. I am the first out of my entire family to go to college more than two hours away (Denver is 15 hours away from Chicago). Friends tell me I am very exuberant, kind, and I portray myself very well.
Why are you running?
I am running for VP of Involvement because I feel like Regis lacks in school spirit and I want to try my best to change that. I believe that if more people would get involved, they would be able to see how fun being a Ranger really is!