ACHS Staff

Melissa Trujillo, BS, MS, MAR

Student Success Coach

Melissa is returning to ACHS after a brief hiatus, and she couldn’t be more excited! She originally joined the college in 2014 and is happy to return to support students in reaching their goals! Melissa is an enthusiastic supporter of higher education and has over ten years of experience in various student support roles. She considers herself a lifelong learner and holds a Master of Art in Religion and a Master of Science in Management. Melissa is a first-generation college graduate and understands the demands of being an adult learner. She enjoys working with students and empowering them to move forward with their educational and professional goals while also navigating the demands of life. 

Melissa is incredibly passionate about health and wellness! She is a strong advocate for physical activity and believes in the healing power of movement and clean eating. Outside of ACHS, Melissa enjoys coaching others on running and strength training. She also enjoys painting and teaches classes locally. Melissa is an avid outdoors enthusiast. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking, long-distance trail running, and exploring! Most weekends, Melissa enjoys racing in every distance, from 5k fun runs to 100K ultra marathons! When she is not at work, you’ll likely find her racing, in the mountains running a trail, climbing her way to a summit, or taking her niece Sable on an adventure! 

Melissa is a native Oregonian and lives in the Portland Metro area with her pup Leroy and her feline friend Frida. She loves learning and loves to share her passion for painting and the outdoors with those around her!