"When I was in High School I wanted to become the President of the United States - so I applied to the Universities that had the best American Studies and Political Science Programs. When I wrote to Columbia University for an application, they sent both an application for Columbia and for Barnard College. Even though my grandmother had gone to Smith College, I had no intention of going to an all woman's college. I didn't think having a four year break from competing with men would be beneficial for my career. But when I applied and ultimately accepted a spot at Barnard, I had no idea that it was a woman's college. It's amazing that it happened this way, but I am so proud to have gone to a woman's college." Melissa is the founder of PLASTARC and is an expert in workplace strategy. "In the end, I decided that through Architecture and occupant advocacy I could start/make change faster than if I were President. I may or may not be right."