Melissa Santana, Admission Counselor

Contact me:

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Fun Facts:

  • I can say the alphabet backwards.
  • I own a cat, two dogs and two hamsters (my husband still wants more).
  • I got married recently to my high school sweetheart!
  • I have two daughters (plan to have one more child).
  • I love being Puerto Rican!


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

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. 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.

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