- Raising STEM Educated Children
- Hispanic/Latino Identity in America Today
- How to Use Social Media to Share Your Message
- Blogging About Culture
- Blogging as a Solopreneur
- Blogging with Vulnerability
Current Speaking Engagements Include:
2019 San Antonio College: How to Create Instagram Stories
Previous Speaking Engagements Include:
2018 SA Entrepreneurship Week: Life of a Content Creator
2018 American Marketing Association – San Antonio: Demystifying Influencer Marketing
2018 SXSW Interactive: F*ck Up Nights SXSW Edition
2018 Girls Global Summit: Build and Protect Your Online Presence
2017 Voto Latino Power Summit How to Make Social Media Work for Your
2017 Hispanicize Finding Your Voice to Make a Difference
2017 UTSA Institute of Texan Culture 30th Annual Asian Festival Interview with Dr. C. Mauli Agrawal
2017 PRSA San Antonio Adding Social Media to Your PR Plan
2016 Adelante National Leadership Institute: Leveraging the Power of Social Media and Tech
Hispanicize 2016: Tapping into the Booming Influence of Texas Latinos
SAAHJ Media Professional Development Workshop
2016 SXSW Interactive: Multicultural Blogger and Content Creator Meet Up
2015 Texas Conference for Women: Social Media Roundtable: How to Maximize Your Blog’s Reach
2015 Blogalicious Conference: Traditional Media Isn’t Dead. Make Them Partners in Building Your Empire.
2015 SA-STEMIC Workshop: How to Engage Latino Families in STEM
2015 SA-Association of Hispanic Journalists Media Workshop: PR/Pitching to the Media
2015 SXSW Interactive: “How Latina Moms Are Raising Next Gen Coders” https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/how-latina-moms-are-raising-nextgen-coders-levelated?in=officialsxsw/sets/sxswinteractive2015playlist1
2015 Hispanicize: Latina Innovators Embracing STEM http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/?post_type=speakers&p=9298
2014 Christian Women’s Small Business Association: Finding Purpose & Profits Through Your Passions http://www.meetup.com/Christian-Women-s-Small-Business-Association/events/213155332/
2014 Voto Latino Summit: Making New Friends: Maximizing Your Network http://quemeanswhat.com/voto-latino-power-summit-san-antonio-join-im-speaking/
INFLUENCER MARKETING CONSULTANT
Influencer marketing is the current buzz. Know why? Because it works. Melanie can help you with your next influencer marketing campaign. She keeps her ‘ear to the ground’ to listen for the bloggers who are the right fit for your brand.
- Host an influencer/blogger event for your brand
- Create a strategy for influencer/blogger outreach
- Serve as liaison between your brand and the right-fit influencers/bloggers
- Create and execute social media strategy for your brand and influencers/bloggers
- Freelance Writing for Your Publication
- How to Begin Blogging Classes
- Brand Ambassadorships featured on QueMeansWhat.com
- Sponsored Content Campaigns featured on QueMeansWhat.com
SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
- Strategic Planning for Your Brand and Message Online
- ‘How To’ Social Media Classes for Business, Organizations or Personal
- Twitter Party Host Including Reports and Analytics
- Social Media Live Reporting from Your Event
San Antonio, TX
Content Creator and Speaker
Call her a multi-passion chaser. Melanie creates content and shares stories about her passions: education, entertainment, culture and family on her award-winning blog Qué Means What.
Since the start of her blogging career in 2010, she’s received various recognitions but she is most proud of receiving the 2018 TECLA Award “The Jewel Award” for Social Good Content Creator and the 2016 Best Latin@ Education Influencer Award by Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM). Melanie has worked with major national brands such as Walmart, Chevrolet, Verizon, Prudential, and Disneyland. Locally, she has collaborated with organizations such as VIA Metropolitan Transit, SA 300, and San Antonio River Authority.
Melanie is a four-time South by Southwest (SXSW) speaker on entrepreneurship, diversity in the outdoors, multicultural influencers, and parenting with STEM education. She has also been a speaker at Women’s Global Connection Girls Summit, Voto Latino Power Summit, and Hispanicize Event. She has been featured in NBC Latino, San Antonio Magazine; and local TV shows WOAI’s SA Living and KENS5 Great Day SA.
As a proud Tejana, Melanie is raising her two boys in San Antonio with her husband. You can often find them celebrating their Mexican-American culture in the city they love; exploring the outdoors by foot or on bikes; and indulging in delicious Tex-Mex cuisine.
Find her on social media as @QueMeansWhat.