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Melisa Baez

Director of Entrepreneurship Training

ASSETS Lancaster

As an alumna of Temple University, Melisa knew she had a passion for creating social change through business and education. After living in Philadelphia and California, she knew Lancaster, where she calls home, was the place she wanted to focus on building a lasting impact.

Melisa served as the director of programs and co-founder at ATTOLLO, where she worked to motivate and guide at-risk youth on a path toward attaining a degree of higher education. Now, as the Director of Entrepreneur Training at ASSETS, Melisa has coached over 700 entrepreneurs, primarily women, empowering them to start their own businesses. Beyond her professional experience, she continues to expand her personal connection with the local and global community. Not only does she volunteer with the students of the Mix at Arbor Place and serve as a Global Shapers for the Lancaster Hub, but she is also a Cordes Fellow focusing on global issues. Melisa sits on the Board of Directors for the Stone Independent School, Lancaster County Community Foundation and sits on the diversity committee for Girls on The Run. Melisa is currently an MBA in Sustainability candidate at Bard.