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Melissa Martinez

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Exploratory / Undecided

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton; Master of Science degree in Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education from California State University, Fullerton.

What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College is a student-centered institution committed to your success! Here at Bellevue College you will be part of a diverse community that prides itself on its commitment to pluralism, inclusivity and respect. BC is a great place to learn, explore, and will provide you with guidance and support along the way!

What advice would you give a student? Be kind to yourself; be patient. Your education is a journey, and sometimes things don’t go as planned or you decide to change course. It’s okay! It’s all part of the process. Enjoy this time and make the most of it. Take advantage of opportunities to challenge yourself, try new things, and get involved! It will enrich your college experience and will prepare you well for the future.

Hobbies and/or interest: In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. I especially enjoy family movie time, cooking with my daughter, going for walks, and searching for the best hamburger restaurant.

Ask him /her about: Strategies for time management and prioritization, finding balance/stress management, and your transition in and through college.

Favorite Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go…Kid you’ll move mountains! You’re off to great places. Today is your day! You’re mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” –Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go