Melissa Echalar currently serves as the Development Coordinator for Blue Jays Unlimited. In her role, Melissa oversees the BJU club, stewardship programming, and gift processing. Melissa also helps run over 40+ donor events per year and is helping to launch the first ever current student giving initiative, the Black and Blue Society. Melissa also supports all 24 Hopkins varsity intercollegiate sports programs.
Melissa joined the BJU team in August 2017. Prior to her arrival at Johns Hopkins, Melissa worked as an Associate Event Planner and Stylist at Pop the Cork Designs and also interned with Navy Athletics as a Development Intern for The Fund for Athletic Excellence. Melissa is a graduate of Towson University. She earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies in 2016.