Melissa Pennestri

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Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Delaware County

About Me

I am a native Philadelphian, born and raised, as you may be able to tell from my "accent." I love Philadelphia and I love Drexel. I have a passion for education and for helping students and families navigate through the admissions process.

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What advice would you give to a high school student applying to college?

When researching colleges, make sure they are a good fit for you. Don't rely on rankings or what people say; visit campus to discover which college/university is the best fit for you. And remember to enjoy your Senior year; try not to stress too much. There is a college to fit every student.


Place on Campus:

The URBN Center - the interior design of the building is reflective of the innovative learning that goes on inside those walls.

Restaurant/Food Truck:

Ralph's Italian Restauant located in the heart of South Philly - it is one of the oldest restaurants in Philadelphia, owned and operated by the same family since the early 1900s!

Philadelphia Landmark/Location:

I have many favorite places in Philadelphia, but if I had to pick just one, I would say Citizens Bank Park for a Phillies game. There is no better way to spend a summer evening than at the Ball Park watching the Phillies with a hot have to get a dog!