Melanie Velasquez

· (770) 490-7425 ·

I am currently working as the Special Publications Photographer at The Red and Black. This page is to document all my skills from work and from attending the University of Georgia.


Special Publications Chief Photographer

The Red and Black

I photograph a variety of people, food, and merchandise for Eat & Drink and the newspaper itself. I work well under pressure and can meet deadlines.

August 2021 - Present

Contributor in Photo Desk

The Red and Black

I photographed various events, markets, and Eat & Drink. I was able to communicate appropiately and professionally with those I was looking to work with for an event.

January 2021 - August 2021

Sales Associate

Ralph Lauren

Communication skills thoroughly developed working as a sales associate.

Novemeber 2020 - December 2020

Quality Assurance Technician Intern

WTI Inc.

I worked as a intern learning about food safety concerns, procedures, and more. I was able to perform tasks well under pressure along with efficiently multitask and have personal projects completeled in an appropiate time.

July 2019 - December 2019

Front Desk Staff

Crawford W Long Museum

I learned how to handle important calls, scheduling, handle money related concerns, and work on public speaking.

January 2016 - January 2018


University of Georgia

Bachelor of Journalism, Minor of Women Studies, Certificate of New Media
Journalism - Photojournalism Track

GPA: 3.81

January 2020 - May 2024

Jefferson High School

Honors Student in FBLA and Spanish Club who played Varsity soccer

GPA: 3.69

August 2015 - May 2019


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Communcation and Public Speaking
  • Multitasking


Apart from being a full-time student and photographer, I enjoy most of my time painting and playing new age video games with the latest technology. During the warmer months here, I enjoy hiking and swimming.

When forced indoors, I watch a large variety of international tv shows and movies. Cooking and baking is one of my passions and I hope one day to attend a culinary school at some point.

NMI Portfolio Link and Where to check out some of my work

    Here is my NMI Portfolio where I document my progress through the New Media Certificate

    Here is my production homepage of what I did as projects for NMIX 4110 along with the links to each project for easier access!

    Search up my name in The Red and Black website and click all search options in advanced search!

    Here is some of my work you can view on The Red and Black website!