Melissa Frey joined Purdue Hillel as Executive Director in May 2021. She brought with her an impressive background of ethical leadership development and innovative engagement strategies with a particular focus on Jewish Gen-Z.
Throughout her experiences over the past two decades working in formal and experiential Jewish education, Melissa has amassed a track record of building transformative leadership development curricula and deep and intentional Jewish communities. The communities nurtured under her leadership have propelled many of the brightest Jewish talent into meaningful professional and lay leadership roles in the Jewish and secular world.
Melissa is a graduate of Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design in Advertising and a minor in History. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas. Melissa relocated to West Lafayette last summer with her 3-year-old Mexican rescue dog (Mexi-mutt), Mia Star.
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