Melanie Fernandez flourished from an average UCF student simply trying to find her way, to a major force in the Central Florida business community and a huge part of UCF’s success. Her current consulting firm grew too, resulting from an opportunity to purchase the firm where she had been previously working as partner, a position she received after 10 years with the firm.

Watch her video, shown at the Black & Gold Gala, to learn more about Melanie.