Melissa (Mel) Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Address: Armstrong Hall 114
Phone: 507-389-1351


  • Garden City, MN

Schools Attended

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Western Illinois University

Things we can talk about

Pretty open to talking about most things! Majors, careers, navigating campus or the Mankato area, involvement opportunities, things you are excited or nervous about, time management, study skills, and much more.

I am available for

  • Phone calls
  • Teams calls or chats
  • Zoom meetings
  • Email conversations currently

I am working remotely so I am unable to meet in person right now. Contact me and we can set something up that works for you!

Why do I want to be a Maverick First Advocate

I was the first person in my family to go to college. I had no idea what to do, what questions to ask, or how to navigate the college experience. I tended to just observe what other people were doing and did similar things. This taught me a lot about myself and how to be independent. But, I remember how stressful that was and how I always felt unsure of my next step. I didn’t feel comfortable asking questions or admitting that I didn’t know what to do. Being an advocate helps me help others that might be feeling what I felt during my college experience.

Other unique things about me

I changed majors quite a few times before I figured out what major best met my needs. Then went to graduate school for something different than my major! I have worked in a lot of different areas in my field. I think it is important that you know that interest’s change and that is okay!

I have a lot of diverse interests. I love alternative rock from the late 90’s and 2000’s. I like reading and shopping for shabby chic/farmhouse stuff. I enjoy comedies like the Office, Parks and Rec and Schitt’s Creek. I also watch a lot of Food Network TV!  I like listening to a variety of podcasts that range from The Daily, Armchair Expert, Popcast, to the Power Trip Morning Show.

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