Portrait of Melinda SevillaMelinda Sevilla

Communications Lead

Phone: (619) 594-3444

Email: [email protected]

M/C: 1326






Melinda Sevilla (she/her) leads Communications for the College of Engineering, overseeing the vision, content, and execution of all communications initiatives across our four departments.

A San Diego native, Sevilla earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish from the University of San Diego (USD) and her Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, she conducted social science research as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. As a master’s student, Sevilla worked with Illinois Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students on their senior capstones as the Assistant Course Director for Introduction to Public Speaking (CMN 101). 

Prior to joining us on Montezuma Mesa, Sevilla gained higher education experience as a digital content specialist at the University of Illinois, teaching experience as an adjunct instructor of Communication at Parkland College, and technical industry experience as a marketing manager at Wildcat Discovery Technologies.

Sevilla’s writing has been featured in Smile Politely Magazine, Champaign Center Partnership, University of Illinois GradBlogs, University of San Diego News Center, in Spanish in RGtogether blogs, and as a co-author in the textbook, “Media Stereotypes: From Ageism to Xenophobia” (2020).