Charisse Mellison

Charisse Mellison is a graduate student at Florida International University pursuing a dual master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She graduated from FIU with her bachelor’s degree in social work in July of 2018 and was also awarded the Dean’s Academic Excellence Award by Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte on behalf of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Charisse currently works with young adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders as a Community Assistant for FIU Embrace. She also serves as the Lead Student Ambassador for LGBTQA Initiatives in FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.

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