David Melena

College Counseling:

Associate Director of College Counseling


I joined Menlo School’s College Counseling team in the summer of 2022. My previous experiences include college counseling at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Director of College Completion at College Track in East Palo Alto, and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Berkeley.

I bring my passion and experience in the realms of college applications, college decisions, and college completion to support students in their search for the campus environments that best suit their academic interests, intellectual pursuits, and desired communities.

I love to travel the world with my wife, experience all the food the Bay Area has to offer, and go on walks with our two-year-old Goldendoodle named Dobby!