junior Board Member

Melissa Gonzalez, Mentor/Events

Professional Experience

  • Business Management Major at the University of Texas Permian Basin

  • President of Her Campus at UTPB

  • Marketing Director for Student Money Management Association

  • Microsoft Specialist

  • Melissa Gonzalez is currently a senior at The University of Texas Permian Basin seeking a bachelor’s degree in business management. Her interest in studying business began in high school, where she was introduced to basic economic principles as a freshman.

  • She was fortunate to be guided by a high school business teacher, Mr. Galvan, where he taught her the principles of starting a business. While taking the classes, she became a Certified Microsoft Specialist in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. She also competed in UIL Computer Science events in Texas and worked up to the regional qualifier division.In high school, she devoted much time to the Student Council where she became a senior historian, a part of the National Honors Society and Spanish National Honors Society for two years.
     

  • After graduating high school, she attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, to study Biochemistry. While attending MSU, she became a part of the Dentistry Club and Hill City Church College leadership team serving as a volunteer to the community volunteering. After attending MSU for two years, she transferred to UTPB and redeclared her major to business management. While attending UTPB, she became President of Her Campus, a women entrepreneurial student organization, the Marketing Director for the Student Money Management Association, and a member of the marketing club. This year for SMMA, she was awarded the best new student organization on campus. After graduating, she plans on starting a coffee shop business in the area. Opening a plant-based coffee shop has been a dream after being a barista for four years; she believes with knowledge, skills, and experience she can advance.
     

  • "I look forward to enrolling in the B²Hub Accelerator Program to launch my business in the future."