Every day, Moises Melendez makes undergraduate students’ academic journey easier in the Division of Kinesiology. From advising students on the next class they should take, to speaking at open house events about career opportunities for students who major in Kinesiology, Melendez helps students navigate the major, graduate, and become successful professionals.
Learn more about Melendez and his role here in the college.
How did you come into your role in the college?
Melendez: After earning my master’s degree from UCF in 2017, I returned a year later to work as a student success coach with UCF Online Connect. A year later, I transitioned to the Office of Undergraduate Studies, working as an academic advisor and assisting the Division of Kinesiology by advising its students as well.
What do you do in your current role here at CHPS?
Melendez: Currently, I advise all Kinesiology and Kinesiology Pending students whose last name begins with letters N-R. I represent the Division of Kinesiology at student orientations and contribute to our team’s overall advising processes, making things move smoothly and efficiently for the student to transition from Kinesiology Pending to Kinesiology BS.
What makes you most excited regarding the future of CHPS?
Melendez: The College of Health Professions and Sciences is always looking for innovative ways to help our students and community. I am excited to see how much more they will impact these areas once we exit this pandemic.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your role?
Melendez: What I find most satisfying is being part of the student’s college experience and helping them to reach their overall goals. With so much information streaming from different channels, it is awesome to help provide clarity to students on what may be the best path for them.
When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Melendez: In my free time, I am either coaching, playing, or watching futbol (soccer).
What is a fun fact about you that most people may not know?
Melendez: My family roots come from a small country, El Salvador, in Central America.