Melissa Thomas

As our Operations Manager, Melissa brings 15 years of experience in the Architectural and Construction industries, with everything from Bookkeeping, Project Management Assistance, Marketing, Graphic Design, and more. Her first experience with architectural offices began with Whiting Turner in New Haven, CT, and grew from there. She has assisted on a variety of design projects, everything from historical restoration, to university and higher education projects, commercial spaces, and residential design-build projects. Melissa prefers the close-knit working environment found in smaller firms, and is excited to be working with us on our community-focused mission at CICADA.

Originally from New Haven, CT, Melissa has been a Philadelphia resident for 5 years. She is a current Temple student with an academic background in Psychology and Social Work, and is now pursuing her Masters in Accounting. A passionate advocate for social justice and equality, she also volunteers with struggling populations in crisis around Philadelphia in her spare time. Her hobbies include reading, camping and hiking, making art, collecting records and attending concerts, biking around the city, and getting people to laugh.