Hi, I’m Melanie.
I’m a fellow and project lead with the
We are reinventing traditional graduate education
by blurring the lines between work and school.
We empower a community of individuals to
self-design a year of learning to help them
explore, pivot, or hone their career path.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’ve always worked here…
I’ve spent the last seven years of my career
building bridges between sectors,
empowering schools through design,
helping communities solve challenges creatively.
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I geek out about
how organizations work and scale,
thoughtfully designed experiences,
I pursued degrees in social
policy, business, and
I was also known to lead
backpacking trips, do improv,
direct theater, and
I studied service design and
am a research partner in the
CIID making + learning group.
More importantly, I fell in love
with biking infrastructure and
I’ve lectured and mentored,
at a variety of institutions.
I view teaching as a crucial part
of reﬂecting on my practical
I have an expanding toolkit of skills.
I’m most at home in these roles:
facilitator, strategist, researcher, storyteller, instigator,
partnership builder, project lead, + teammate.