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Melissa Queliz

I am a student at Fashion Institute of Technology





About Me

My name is Melissa. I enjoy drawing and painting. In the future, I want to be an advocate for women's rights. I want to ensure that women everywhere have the ability to go to school and have their basic needs met.


My Academics

I study illustration at FIT in New York. Illustration involves a lot of drawing and painting.


My Extracurricular Activities

I like to hang out with my family and friends, listen to music, and walk around the city.


My Sports Activities

I don't play sports, but I would like to learn how to play soccer or tennis.


Honors and Awards

I am in my college's honors program.


What I am Doing for a Better World

My Favorite Causes

Poverty Alleviation
Women and Girls


Regions and Countries I Care About

Africa, Caribbean, Central America, East Asia, Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, South Asia, United States


Ethnic Groups Whose Charities I Care About

African American, Arabic, East Asian, Latinx / Hispanic, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Persian, South Asian


My Volunteering and Community Service

When I was in high school, I used to volunteer for the YMCA. I would work at their open houses. Also, I am required to do community service for my school's honors program. I have volunteered at Brooklyn Bridge Park removing weeds. I have volunteered at an animal shelter cleaning and organizing their inventory. In September, I volunteered at the Food Bank for New York City. This is an organization that collects food donations at the farmer's market in Union Square and donates them to a church. From these experiences, I have learned the importance of helping others. I have also learned that there are many different ways in which you can help people.


My Charitable Wish List on Changing The Present

I love the idea of people donating instead of buying unwanted presents. It is a much more meaningful way to show your love.