Melanie Rose Anaya is the Credential and Consulting Services advisor for the east coast division of Maritime Institute. Melanie began with Maritime Institute in Student Services and served as Military Liaison since coming onboard in 2020. Melanie distinguished herself and was acknowledged as the perfect individual to stand up credentialing services on the right coast.
Melanie is a Bronx, NY native and has made the Hampton Roads area her home for almost 20 years now. She was first brought down to Virginia with the Navy where she served aboard various at sea and on shore commands. Beginning her career as an Aviation Boatswains Mate and finishing her career as Command Career Counselor, all over the span of 15-years.
Upon transitioning out of the Navy she tended to her creative side by studying at the Paul Mitchell school of cosmetology to pursue barbering and ECPI to pursue her degree. But when given the opportunity to work closely with veterans and the maritime industry she knew she had found her place again.