melissa forrester

Melissa Forrester



Melissa currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. She worked in sales and marketing at Sam Edelman in New York City prior to transitioning to Higher Education Development at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Melissa has a lifelong passion for fitness and played tennis at Trinity College. She is still an avid tennis player and fitness enthusiast.


Melissa obtained her BA in American Studies and English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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