Meet the Publican: Melissa

Melissa is a powerhouse of positive energy, shining her light on all things PUBLIC. We sat down with her to dig a little deeper into what makes Melissa such a great Client Lead, but also human being.

1. What’s your favourite thing about PUBLIC?

Everyone says this, but the best thing about PUBLIC is working with wonderful, brilliant people who really care about making a change in the world! Moving to Toronto from New York I was super worried about finding a workplace that felt like home, but Publicans made it easy!

2. What’s your next adventure?

Adventures for me can mean all kinds of things – in and outside of Toronto. Mostly, I try and get out into nature as often as I possibly can. This fall I’ve got some great trips planned to Algonquin Park, Montreal and California!

3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Oh man, so much good advice in my life. I would have to say the advice I’ve gotten around setting boundaries and staying true to myself is way up there. It’s easy for me to get excited and pull myself in a million different directions, so staying focused and maintaining time to recharge is so important!

4. What did you want to be when you were little? 

I always always always thought I would grow up and be a teacher. I was so lucky to have amazing teachers when I was a kid, and I wanted to be just like them!

5. What social impact issue means a lot to you?

Promoting diversity and equal opportunity is an issue I care deeply about. I am committed to fighting bias, racism and discrimination in communities, workplaces and online through education and information.


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