Communications, Development & External Affairs
Director of External Affairs & Communications
Ms. Mejia is a native New Yorker that attended CUNY Hunter College and received her BA in Media Studies. She recently graduated from Fordham's Gabelli School of Business with her MS in Strategic Marketing & Communications. Ms. Mejia has worked in education for almost 5 years, starting as a teacher and working her way up to Director of Operations. She is so excited to join the MESA team & continue her journey working in education.
Ms. Strickland has been a life traveler living throughout Texas, Colorado, Washington, and now New York. She graduated from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with a Bachelors of Arts and received her Masters of Arts, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management from University of Washington. Post graduation she has fast tracked her career growth through a relentless drive for advancing diverse mission-based organizations through strategic initiatives, identifying untapped fundraising potential, and keeping a pulse on nonprofit trends. Ms. Strickland is leading the launch of MESA's first Development Department to ensure the school can continue its mission and advance its ambitious goals.