Melissa Santana, Admission Counselor

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Fun Facts:

  • I can recite the alphabet backwards.
  • I speak English and Spanish.
  • I enjoy being a mom to my children and two fur babies (dogs).
  • I love being Puerto Rican!


  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Bicycling
  • Binge-watching Netflix
  • Working with Youth by volunteering at Esperanza, Inc.


  • Book – Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Movie - Toy Story
  • TV Show – Grey’s Anatomy
  • Musician/Band - Marc Anthony
  • Food - Steak and Fried Plantains
  • Quote to live by – "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "

Who do you look up to the most, and why?

My grandmother is the sweetest, gentlest and kindest person I know. She created a beautiful family, married her first boyfriend - my adoring grandfather, may he rest in peace - and has the ability to leave a positive impact on everyone she meets. I strive to have that same kind of impact on others.

What is your favorite thing about Hiram?

The size of Hiram. I love that classes are small, learning is intimate and that professors truly care about student success. You are appreciated and taken care of at Hiram. You make life-changing and long-lasting connections here.

I am your admission counselor if you are...

A resident of Northwest Ohio.

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