Melissa Phineus, MEd

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Melissa Phineus joined SIT Study Abroad as a university relations manager in September 2021. She is an alumna of the SIT Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender program. Melissa received her BA in sociology/anthropology from Denison University and her MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Boston University. Prior to joining SIT, Melissa spent two years teaching English to junior and senior high school students in Kagoshima, Japan, through the JET Program. While there, she learned Kyūdō (Japanese archery), became a tourism ambassador for Kagoshima, and traveled throughout Japan. She enjoys meeting new people and finds comfort in the unknown and unconventional. Originally from Boston, Melissa identifies as bicultural, First-Gen, a Posse alum, a Janey Scholar alum, and a member of a historically Black sorority. If you are interested in connecting with Melissa, feel free to reach out. Melissa is based in New York City.


  • MEd, Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Melissa Phineus, MEd

SIT Study Abroad

University Relations Manager & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Outreach