Legal Name
DepartmentsStudent Enrichment and Intercultural Development
Division of Diversity and Inclusion
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationMosaic Cultural Center

What I Do

Provide leadership and oversight to the FirstGen Scholars Program, Biola Affinity Groups, Gospel Choir, Biola Shares Initiatives, and LEAD Scholars Program. Give direction towards SEID's mission of enhancing the academic success and personal development of students from diverse backgrounds through holistic support.

Biography

Meleca Consultado serves as the director for Student Enrichment and Intercultural Development (SEID) at Biola. Prior to becoming the director in 2018, Meleca served as a resident director for seven years, both in Alpha West and then Blackstone Hall. She received her undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies from Biola and went on to pursue her Masters in Higher Education and Student Development at Taylor University in Indiana.

As a proud Biola alumnae and now staff member, Meleca is always seeking out ways to be intentional about being an active campus partner, whether that be serving on: the GRIT Advisory Board, FirstGen Scholars Program, being an Affinity group leader for Taro Talk, helping plan Biola's Women's History month events, being a guest on student panels talking about the complexities of relationships, politics, race, and gender and how we can engage each other in truth and love in light of the dissonance these topics bring with them, or leading breakout sessions at SCORR conference. Meleca's belief in the good work being done across campus and the ways it impacts the lives of students motivates her work every day. When she's not at Biola, she's probably with her huge extended Filipino family or enjoying a good book at a local coffee shop.

When asked, "Why do you do what you do?" her response is not situational, nor does it change depending on who she is working with or for, because she believes her response to that question speaks to the truth that is at the core of who God has wired her to be, and therefore her personal and professional mission is to be someone who creates spaces and directs conversations that allow for individuals and communities to thrive. This is true in her home, in her personal relationships, and in her work and professional endeavors. Meleca desires to see people and communities thrive, and in order to do that, knowing people at their core is one of her deepest value, because she believes that then, we can begin to understand the barriers that keep others from thriving, whether that be personal, interpersonal and or systemic barriers.

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