Melissa Fernandez


Originally from sunny California, I grew up in Apex, North Carolina. I am second generation Cuban-American; growing up as a Latina woman in the South I have developed my own perspective on culture and how different cultures are presented to the world through various forms of media. In an effort to widen Latina and minority representation, I plan to put myself into this industry and do what I love. I am an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. I am on-track to graduate in May 2020. Inclined to aid causes that deserve recognition and deserve to be given a voice, I plan on using my skills and my perspective to get involved in projects I am passionate about.

Through my experience at Carolina, I have become passionate in community involvement and multi-media design creation. Working with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and 1893 Brand Studio gives me insight into my community and better allows me to represent my peers and neighbors in media packages. I’m a photographer at heart who is also sufficient in shooting and editing video, and creating interactive and informative design content. I work best behind the camera/computer and I am working to improve my multimedia skills constantly. If you want to help my future endeavors in multimedia design and the expensive cost of equipment please visit my GoFundMe page.

I am always looking for room to learn, grow, and create.

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