Alumni Postcard Profile - July 2018
Director of Marketing by day and Furniture Flipper by night, 2017 communications alumna Melanie Quintanilla utilizes her time management skills that she learned while at MU to find success in her post-grad life.
Timing was everything for Melanie. The Paper Shop in Moosic, PA knew about Melanie’s talents in marketing and graphic design before she even received her degree. Melanie transitioned from part time into the full time director role right after graduation. As the Director of Marketing, Melanie has been given the freedom to give the Paper Shop a fresh start. She has been working on the redesign of a brand new website, as well as an app.
When Melanie’s work day ends at the Paper Shop, this young alumna does not simply hang out at home. Melanie also runs a small business with her sister, Natalie, called ‘Find and Beautify.’ The sisters not only refurbish furniture and make it “F.A.B.,” but they also custom-make furniture. Melanie still utilized her communications degree from MU with her small business as she worked to develop their website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Melanie feels that without MU, she would not be where she is today – serving as a marketing director and running her own business with her sister. Misericordia taught her how to design and market, and she was able to apply that knowledge to running ‘Find and Beautify.’ Melanie attributes her education at MU and the relationships she formed on campus to her success. We know that no matter what this recent alumna sets her mind to, her future will be nothing short of “FAB”ulous.