Melissa Jane Barnes is dedicated to bridging the gap between education and real-world experience.
MJ (AKA the Lara Croft of Orange Umbrella) began her advertising career in Miami at CP+B, one of the most well known agencies in the industry. She managed culture-shifting campaigns for iconic brands like Volkswagen, MetLife, and American Express Travel.
At the University of Miami, MJ utilizes real-world, agency-style techniques to train and teach students. MJ began serving in her role as Managing Director of Orange Umbrella and the Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center in the Fall of 2016.
MJ attributes her success at the University of Miami to her best friend and sidekick, Captain.