In 2013, Melissa began coaching for the Master of Science of Technology (MSTC) program at The University of Texas at Austin, while simultaneously teaching for the department of Communication Studies and pursuing her PhD in Organizational Communication & Technology. After being surrounded by entrepreneurs and business students daily, Melissa branded her coaching as The Pitch Academy in the summer of 2014 . Since, 2013 Melissa has expanded her clients to include 3 more masters of business programs in Austin, incubators such at The Bunker, as well as partnered with start up giants such as the Tech Map.
Melissa Murphy, Founder & Chief Communication Coach
When not coaching, teaching or researching she spends time with her papillon, The Pitch Academy mascot, having brunch with friends and enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Austin as much as she can.
Email Melissa | 513-600-8585
Kelsi Kamin, Digital Marketing & Strategy Intern
She loves blogging, spreadsheets, SaaS, and Shiner.
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Cilla Sutfin, Creative & Marketing Intern
When she’s not curating social media content, blogging, or taking pictures for The Pitch Academy, you can find her trying new coffee shops or hiking with her friends.
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Joe Lester, Marketing & PR Intern
He is a Junior at the University of Texas, and when he’s not dropping one-line wonders on social media you can find him between the lines of a basketball court or out and about around Austin with his friends.
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Jessica Dreiling, Marketing & Communications Intern
You’ll most likely find her somewhere on UT’s campus with her nose in a current best-seller, or at a coffee shop contributing to our “Lattés Consumed” count.
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Holmes Lybrand, Marketing & Communications Intern
Getting on his good side involves sharing a love for coffee, Ernest Hemingway, film cameras and vinyl’s, backpacking, boxing, or global politics – if you’re a subscriber to The Economist that definitely doesn’t hurt!
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Pitch, The Mascot