About me

Welcome! As some of you reading may know, I am Antonio Melendez, from Muscatine, Iowa and currently a Junior at Drake University Studying Advertising. I am 20 years old and I am involved with the Drake Men’s Soccer team, Student Athlete Committee, Dance Marathon, and love getting involved with the community. Throughout the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic, I have learned a lot about myself and others. There is not one single person in the world that this hasn’t affected. Everyday is a new day to get better, or improve from the last. Life is too short, and if the year 2020 has taught us anything I think that is it! Call your mother, send a text to your old friend from high school, tell your siblings you love them! We’re living in a world where we never know what’s going to happen next. Down below are some links that you may find interesting! You’ll also find my contact information too, if you have any questions, please reach out!


I have been playing soccer since the age of five! From recreational soccer, to competitive, to now the highest possible level in college sports, I am proud to say that I am a Drake Bulldog. Check out my teammates and see our schedule for the upcoming season!

Dance Marathon

I am involved with Drake’s Dance Marathon which raises thousands of dollars that are donated to those who need it at the University of Iowa’s children’s hospital. I know the reason why I dance and help raise money is for my younger sister, Taya. Taya was Diagnosed with Leukemia at about the age of one. Little did we know that she is a fighter, and is now cancer free at the age of 16, and enjoying life. You could help save someones life, get involved!


We’re living in a world where we don’t know what’s gonna happen next! I want to do my part in trying to help others, so here is a link to health concerns in regards to COVID-19. Stay safe!

Social Media

Take the time out of your day to follow me on my other social media platforms! What you’ll find in these are how I share my life adventure through pictures and text with the people I love most!

Contact Information

Phone: 563-506-3175
Email: melendezja@yahoo.com
Address: 3201 Forest Avenue. BLD 1, APT 101 Des Moines, IA 5031