Melissa brings that same strength and determination to building her future at Amazon.
“I've been with the company for almost two years and I've seen so many people get promoted to go where they want to go,” she said. “There's a ton of opportunity here.”
“I want to get out of my comfort zone and see what I can do,” said Melissa. “I would definitely love to be that next level and carry more responsibility on my shoulders, because I know I can.”
Melissa guides a driver into an Amazon delivery station in San Diego, California. The station operates one of Amazon’s first all-electric delivery fleets.
Melissa stands “on top of the world” during a hike to Mount Woodson’s Potato Chip Rock near San Diego, California.
“I help our drivers with any barriers or issues that they face. It’s my job to help eliminate those issues to ensure that our customers get their packages,” said Melissa. “This role gives me the opportunity to meet new people, fix their issues, see the smiles on their faces. That’s what drives me every day.”
“Being in operations, I get to be interactive with the people here. I get to build a team. I’m not just working behind a desk all day. I definitely feel that I’m in my passion zone,” she said. “When I’m passionate about something, I've learned that I give it my all, and I’m applying that to my career in women’s bodybuilding.”
“Feeling physically stronger makes me feel more confident,” said Melissa. “I originally got into weightlifting because my brother was getting married and I honestly just wanted to look good in my dress because I was going to be a bridesmaid. I did a lifestyle program which then made me fall in love with the sport.”
“I’m entering my first bodybuilding competition in October, so every workout, every rep, every exercise that I do is to help me make the necessary adjustments to look good on stage,” she said. “It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. It's you versus you.”
“The hardest part of my day is when you plan something to a tee and it just blows up in your face.”
Melissa is an area manager at Amazon. She’s an expert at navigating a few bumps in the road.
“If things don’t fall into place when they're supposed to, it makes my life very difficult,” she said. “I put on my big-girl pants and resolve the problem.”