Providing the Educational Opportunities that Change Lives

May Melehan

Lead College Coach
May Melehan

I am Ms. Melehan!  I began working at Making Waves Education Program in San Francisco as a tutor in 2003 and continued serving the organization until 2010.  I attended the University of San Francisco and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies.  I obtained my Master’s degree in Sociology and Education with an emphasis on Educational Policy at Teachers College at Columbia University.  Before rejoining Making Waves in 2013, I lived in Portland, Oregon and worked for an organization coaching thousands of students in colleges and universities all over the country.  It was through these experiences I learned the value of coaching and its potential to support students to retain and graduate from college.  I have a strong belief that education, specifically institutions of higher education, serve as spaces of opportunity and upward mobility leading to a greater world impact for all students.   I am dedicated to helping students pave their educational pathways and reach their full academic potential while honoring their rich cultural backgrounds.