Melissa Sheppard

Melissa Sheppard

Satellite Beach, FL, US



I am a recent graduate from the Interior Design program at the University of Florida. I am a LEED Green Associate with interests in various fields of research including biomimicry, ecology, psychology, international business and sustainability. I am a Junior Designer at Design Poole, Inc. a hospitality firm in Satellite Beach, FL. I am also a Junior Designer at The Poole Group, a healthcare firm located in Satellite Beach, FL.


Design Poole, Inc., Satellite Beach, FL, US, Junior Designer

I assist the principal in all aspects of design including: conceptual design, schematic design, material selection, construction drawings, 3D modeling and rendering.

Aug 2012 - current

University of Florida Academic Technology Department, Gainesville, FL, US, Technology Consultant

Managed labs, computers (MACs and PCs), printers and plotters. Assisted students and professors with software, printing and plotting. Reported user issues and helped develop FAQ documents.

Aug 2010 - Apr 2011

Longhorn Steakhouse, Jacksonville Beach, FL, US, Server/ Hostess

Greeted, seated and served guests. Maintained lobby areas and restrooms. Performed daily front-of-house as well as back-of-house duties including stocking server stations and tables, dish washing and drink preparation. Quickly promoted to Lead Hostess then to Server. Received Employee of the Quarter.

Oct 2007 - May 2009


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

May 2009 - May 2012

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Detmold, DE, Interior Design

May 2011 - Jun 2011

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