My Journey Continues – Brian Melendez

My journey continues with marketing! 

What are your plans for next year? (If you’re not 100% sure what you’re going to do yet, that’s fine! We’d love to hear what you hope to do) 

I plan to work in the marketing industry and become a Spark the Journey mentor.    


What are you most excited about for next year? 

Starting my career and not worrying about school anymore.  


What’s one goal you have for next year? 

Professional development and spend more time with family and friends.  


What’s one lesson or skill you’ve learned at Spark that you think will be the most helpful for this next chapter in your life? 

Spark the Journey was a big help throughout my high school and college experience. In high school, I was part of the student leadership council for Spark, where I picked up a lot of planning and leadership skills that helped me run my student organization, the Migrant Rights Coalition, at the Catholic University of America. I appreciated the monthly check-ins and access to emergency funds throughout my years in college. My mentor Erik has been a big help with advice for getting through college and starting my career.