Melanie Lau
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Location: Boston, MA, USA
School: Emerson College
Field of study: Creative Writing

Melanie Lau

EXPERIENCE

Emerson College IT Department Honolulu, HI — Assistant OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
Troubleshoot technology issues on campus
Respond to queries from college staff/students (2-4 per shift)

Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders Honolulu, HI — Intern MAY 2020 - AUGUST 2020
Created website content & led a social media campaign for the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Interviewed local leaders about Hawaii’s COVID-19 response

Aloha Gelato Honolulu, HI — Team Member MAY 2020 - AUGUST 2020
Serving & upselling to 100-200 customers a day


EDUCATION

Emerson College Honolulu, HI — Creative Writing BFA, Publishing Minor
AUGUST 2018 - DECEMBER 2021

McKinley High School Honolulu, HI — Diploma
AUGUST 2014 - MAY 2018

EXTRACURRICULARS

Book Creator’s Program — Writer
OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
Write my own fiction (fantasy) novel
Work with a developmental editor to create a first draft

FlawlessBrown Magazine — Writer, Graphic Designer
AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT
Write & curate literary works for publication

Forensics — Team Member
AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT
Compete in national speech and debate tournaments

SKILLS
Creative Writing
Copyediting
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Leadership

AWARDS
Emerson College Luminary Scholarship | Academic Distinction & Leadership Practice
Emerson College Spotlight Scholarship | Academic Distinction
Dean’s List | Emerson College
Hawaii Community Foundation | Academic Distinction
Foodland Scholarship | Top High School Student
Honor Roll | McKinley High School

LANGUAGES
Mandarin (3 years) [basic]
French (1 year) [basic]