Entrepreneurial nonprofit, startup, and corporate professional focused on working with impactful organizations making a difference in the world. Melinda has developed programming and communications strategies for: The Gynecologic Research Foundation, Himalayan Children's Future Fund, United Nations Association of Southern New York, United Nations Democracy Fund, A Caring Hand - The Billy Esposito Fund, Women's Venture Fund, IDP Foundation, VEERAH, and Chasdrew Fund.
Melinda earned a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and as part of her studies interned at United Nations Headquarters at the UN Democracy Fund and the UN Office for Partnerships. She majored in Philosophy and Political Science at Boston University and took part in their internship program where she worked in the Lord Mayor of Sydney’s office in Australia.
Melinda served on the National Council of the United Nations Association of the US and served as Vice President of Communications on the board of the United Nations Association, Southern New York Division. She has spoken about young professional engagement and advocacy at the United Nations.