Melanie Ray Rivera was born and raised on the West Side of Buﬀalo. She is currently in her junior year at Canisius College. She credits her mother for her upbringing as a humble,caring,determinedandindependent young lady. In 2012 she was crowned Miss Borinquen and has continued to give back to her community, her church and her school. She currently serves on the committee for the Miss Borinquen Leadership Program. Through supernatural guidance, prayer and numerous personality and career- based tests, Melanie had a light bulb moment and switched her major to Psychology with a minor in Clinical Counseling for Children and Adolescents. She is also pursuing a minor in Theater Arts. Melanie’s long term goal after graduate school would be to open up her own private therapeutic practice and centered on the arts such as theater, arts, music and dancing.
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