KARINE MELISSA, BA, MM, DM
Adjunct Instructor, 2020
Division of Professional Studies (College)
BA, Trinity International University – Communications and Organizational Leadership
MM, University of Phoenix – Business Management and Leadership
Light University – Biblical Counseling Certificate
TESOL Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Expertise: Management, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Leadership
Youth Mentorship Training: Florida Department of Children & Families – Training Certificates: Child-Care Facility Rules & Regulations, Health, Safety & Nutrition, Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect, Child Growth & Development, Early Literacy for Children Age Birth through Three, Basic Guidance & Discipline, Early Childhood Computer Learning Centers, and Special Needs Appropriate Practices.
ENTREPRENEURIAL BRANDS AND BOARDS
LOUD™ Love of Urban Design® – Celebrating the Creatives of Our Culture
YNG LGCY® – Encouraging young entrepreneurship
We Think Loud® – Sharing Her Voice with the World Boss Babes of South Florida – Cultivating a Modern Community of Women in Business
Key Connection Properties – Offering real estate solutions in distressed situations Her Loud Impact – Black Women Owned Investment Company
Women’s Chamber of Commerce Miami-Dade County – 2023 President
South Florida Fashion Academy – Campus Director and Principal
Fashion for Charity – Board of Directors
I Am Unstoppable: 7 Stages of Embracing the Unstoppable You; For Women Passionately Chasing Their Dreams
D.I.V.A.S. Determined Intellectual Virtuous Accomplished Sisters – Life Skills for Teen Girls Be A Boss Planner – A Womenpreneur’s Personal Organizer
Life After High School – 42 Basic Tips for Girls Graduating High School
7 Tips for Leading a Worship Team
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
NAACP & Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation – Business Grant Recipient Legacy Magazine – South Florida’s Top 50 Black Business Leaders and Influencers Brickell Key Magazine – “Top 20 under 40” Professionals by Brickell Key Magazine City of Miami – 3x Recognition for Philanthropic efforts by the City of Miami
Karine Melissa began her entrepreneurship journey at the age of eighteen when she began working in her community as a Fashion Show Coordinator. Her roles quickly expanded to Modeling Consultant, Fashion Designer, and Lead Instructor at a popular modeling institution. While working in the community, she developed a passion for philanthropy and positioned herself as a Youth Mentor to inner city teens at her church and local non-profit organizations. Embracing full-time ministry, Karine Melissa accepted the role as Executive Director of a local non-profit organization where she served thousands of youth and families by creating and organizing summer camp programs, mentorship programs, after-school programs, family meal services, financial literacy seminars, and leadership trainings. After years of experience collaborating with organizations, Karine Melissa tackled entrepreneurship head-on.
Karine Melissa created Fashion Designers Expo (FDE), now LOUD™ Love of Urban Design®, a platform to incubate the dreams and aspirations of emerging and thriving creatives. FDE has been featured in ELLE Spain and has opened doors for Karine Melissa including her current position in the World Fashion Organization® as the President for U.S.A World Fashion Brands & Merchandising Group, Inc. and on the World Fashion Week International Committee. As a leader in the industry, Karine Melissa has been featured in several publications to include Voyage Miami, Shout Out Miami, Sun Sentinel, Miami New Times, Legacy Magazine, and Brickell Key Magazine.
Karine Melissa has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Organizational Leadership at Trinity International University, a Fashion Merchandising Diploma at Ashworth University, a Master of Business Management at University of Phoenix, a Biblical Counseling Diploma at Light University, and is currently Doctoral Candidacy at the University of Phoenix with a Doctorate in Organizational Management and Leadership (DMabd). For over twenty-five years, Karine Melissa has poured her heart into women in
business, creatives, and youth through creating platforms, ministries and programs that serve her community. Karine Melissa continues to serve her community and press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling.
COURSES TAUGHT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
• Business Law • Principles of Management • Business Senior Seminar • Organizational Behavior • Accounting • Entrepreneurship • Business Ethics • Human Resource Management • Business Seminar • Business Internship