Melissa is the Chief Penguin of Student & Entrepreneur Experience within the IBM Z division of IBM. She is also the Global Head of IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator with 100 startups in her portfolio with a focus on enabling early-stage startups to build and scale. Her aim is to introduce startups to the IBM Cloud with a lens on data. Melisa is also founder of Mentor Nation. Prior to IBM, she was the Project Manager at Microsoft.