Melissa Calder

Associate Director of Media & Communication

Recruitment Territory

World Wide Web


Getting to know Melissa ...

What is your favorite location on campus?  
Lapsley Lane. It feels good to work in the middle of beautiful landscaping.

What would you do over again from your college experience, if you had the chance? 
Study abroad for sure. I studied in Bristol, England for a semester. If I were to do it again I would study in a country where I didn’t speak the language.  

What is your favorite thing to do in Philadelphia? 
I love the Philly art scene and going to galleries on the first Friday of every month. I also love exploring the many hidden trails within Wissahickon Park.

Why did you decide to study art and design in college? 
I have always loved design, and during both my undergraduate and graduate education, I fell in love with information design. I love communicating and teaching people through visual imagery. So, the transition from being a design professional into a marketing and communications role was natural for me.