Melissa Bellantonio

Current Job: Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Adelphi University

Educational History:

B.A. in English, minor in Business, Siena College

Your current role at NCA:

I am currently serving in my third year as Co-Chair for the CAP Committee.

Your favorite thing about NCA:

NCA is an organization I am so grateful that I have been able to join.  Personally, I feel the professional development has made me a better admissions counselor, as I have been able to build and strengthen relationships with my colleagues on both sides of the desk.  My favorite thing about the organization is being involved with people who are so passionate about their work with the students, families, and counselors in Nassau County.

Where is your hometown? : Wantagh, New York

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? : Jennifer Lawrence

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?: Stage Manager for a Broadway show!

What book did you read last?: After You by Jojo Moyes

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? : Tiny elephant

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?:

Reading, traveling, baking, going to Mets games, seeing Broadway shows

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? :

Too hard to choose!  I’ve been lucky enough to visit Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico in the past couple of years.  Each country was beautiful and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people as well.