About Me

Hey! My name is Melissa Henriquez and I am a Design student intending to major in Industrial Design. I am proudly a first-generation Hispanic American, with my parents originating from Mexico and Honduras. Some of my interests and passions include photography, music, and bullet journaling. 

In high school, I devoted my time to leading a FIRST Robotics Competition team as a team captain. I was in charge of team operations, awards, community outreach, as well as overseeing the business, administrative, and marketing groups. Through robotics, I also became an active member in my community, organizing library workshops, volunteering for an after-school STEM club for middle schoolers, advocating for STEM education, and much more. 

I am currently a first-year Design student pursuing a major in Industrial Design. I’ve always had a passion for STEM, art, and helping others. This makes Industrial Design the perfect major for me because it gives me a creative outlet with STEM and art where I can design something new or improve an existing product to make our world a better place. 

For the past two years, I have worked at Target. This past summer, I helped teach a series of week-long STEM camps for elementary and middle schoolers at KIPP Columbus. These experiences have allowed me to develop professionally,  improving interpersonal skills like communication, collaboration, time management, responsible decision making and more.

This ePortfolio will serve as a way to document my experiences at Ohio State and reflect on my personal, academic, and professional growth. I hope to share my ePortfolio with my peers, mentors, faculty, and future employers to exhibit my character growth and passion for achieving my goals.