Passion and drive are driving forces in the path to a successful career. This is specifically the true for one UTA alumna who has had quite an impressive and versatile career of her own. Melanie Mason is a communication professor at the University of Texas at Arlington who’s held professional jobs in both the realms of acting and broadcast communication. Her resume includes a long list of theatrical productions, podcasts, audio books and has even had a recurring role voicing an anime character on a nationally broadcast cartoon. Even though Mason had accomplished much in her career, her most important job today is being a teacher. By spreading her knowledge and professional experience in these fields, she is hoping to prepare a new generation of students who are just heading out into the professional world to find success of their own.