Meet the Resident Director

Melissa LimaMelissa Lima will serve as the Resident Director for Westmont Summer Scholars 2015.

Education: B.A. in Christian Ministries, LeTourneau University; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University

Hometown: Houston, Texas

How did you end up at Westmont? I heard about Westmont through a close friend who encouraged me to apply. After looking at the mission statement and learning more about the college, I knew Westmont would provide a great opportunity to invest in student's lives.

Favorite thing about Westmont? The sense of commitment and passion for students in student development.

Favorite college memory? Late night talks/study sessions with friends and the sense of community at Gilbert Hall.

What makes you laugh? Pun jokes and Jimmy Fallon.

Favorite book your library? As an avid reader, this is always a difficult question to answer: "Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir" by Stanley Hauerwas; "How the Gracia Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alverz; "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte; "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.

Where is a place that you like to vacation? Texas is always my top choice, but I would also like to explore Spain, Italy and Greece.