Melissa R. Quesada was elected as the Vice-Chairperson to the Board of Directors of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. in 2006. She was re-elected to the Board in 2010.
Melissa Quesada is an licensed attorney in the State of New York. Ms. Quesada focuses her practice in the areas of Real Estate, Trusts Estates, and Civil Litigation. During her career she has worked with various notable New York City firms and agencies; and has worked on cases at both state and federal levels. Her offices are located in New York City and Westchester County.
She received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University.
As a result of her involvement in the Hispanic community Melissa was named as one of MillerCoors 2009 Lideres and was featured in a national print and Internet campaign. Melissa is also a former Local, National and International beauty queen having held the titles of Miss New York, Miss Latina United States, and Miss Latin America World. Melissa's involvement with the parade started in 1998 when she was named Miss Puerto Rico: queen of the parade. Since then she has actively been involved in various roles with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.