Melissa Updike

Director of Student Journey
Describe your role.

I research, design, and iterate systems, programs, and products to maximize effortless usability within the EFA community.

What do you enjoy about your job?

I love the community at EFA. We work together to improve people’s lives.

Why do you love the tech industry?

I find it exciting that the tech industry is always changing. There is a home for everyone in tech and it is never boring.

A little more about you…

Outside of being a mom to my little boy, Boone, I enjoy reading and learning anything new. My hobbies are hiking, cooking, and working with my hands. I used to educate restaurant staff about liquor, beer, and wine and still enjoy learning and trying new things in that industry.