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Portrait of Melissa Solomon. Melissa is a white person with short brown hair. Melissa is wearing a gray sweater and checked collared shirt and sitting in front of a bookcase.

Melissa Solomon


Senior Academic Advisor
The William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Melissa Solomon works with non-traditional adult learners, non-degree-seeking undergraduates, and non-degree-seeking graduate students at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

Melissa is passionate about helping every student succeed at Carolina and is proud to work with students who are just starting their undergraduate education, students who are returning to resume their education, and students who have not yet found their footing. If any student needs help to find community and support at UNC-Chapel Hill, Melissa’s office door is always open.

Get to Know Melissa

How do you identify yourself?

Bookish and shy, compassionate, out-and-proud since high school!

List three things that people would be most surprised to learn about you.

1.)     I love poetry, poodles, New York City, and your best joke, please.

2.)    When friends are sick, I deliver homemade soup.

3.)    My real-life superpower is kindness.

Whom do you admire and why?

Authors I turn to again and again for inspiration and insight are James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Nella Larsen, Langston Hughes, and other luminaries representing queerness in early 20th-century North American literature.