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Melissa Frazin

Assistant Director, Career Services


Melissa “Missy” Frazin is passionate about coaching diverse young people to reach their career and life goals. She brings 14+ years of experience mentoring and advising 800+ young adults, many of whom are from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious and racial backgrounds. Prior to working at UIC, she managed Jumpstart, a team-based, work-study/AmeriCorps program, at DePaul University, overseeing 50+ college student mentors providing support to 200+ preschoolers per year in Chicago. Missy brings a multitude of experiences in the non-profit sector as an employee, volunteer and associate board member for various non-profit and educational organizations. She is a proud AmeriCorps NCCC alumna whose commitment to working with youth began as a college student when she mentored students at Helen S. Elementary School in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and 2 graduate degrees, M.Ed. in Counseling & a M.A in Elementary Education, from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.