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Melissa Yip-Santellana

Melissa Yip-Santellana

Career Counselor

Office Location
UAC 120

Office Phone

B.A. in Mass Communication and Spanish with a minor in broadcast journalism
M.A. in General Counseling

Counseling Style
Person-centered conversational approach, with unconditional, positive regard for the student.


  • Focused discussion over student self-exploration, self-esteem building, and self-care
  • Reflective conversation with student regarding their values, interests, and strengths
  • Assist student by guiding them in making their own informed decisions

Areas of Specialty

  • Over 5 years’ experience in college and career services on a college campus
  • 3.5 years’ experience with vocational rehabilitation services
  • 1.5 years’ experience in mental health services for incarcerated men
  • A strong background working with individuals whom are differently-abled and first-year college students
  • A passion for advocating and working with minority groups and ensuring equal access for all
  • Extensive experience working with students transitioning from high school, through higher education and on to their first career.