Melinda Richardson is a New York City-based events and communications professional with experience working with foundations, non-profits and United Nations agencies. She has developed websites and overseen social media strategy for several boards and committees, focusing on web development, social media strategy, and events. Websites developed include: United Nations Association of Southern New York, United Nations Democracy Fund, A Caring Hand - The Billy Esposito Fund, Women's Venture Fund, IDP Foundation, 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 worked at United Nations Headquarters at both 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 currently serves as Vice President of Communications on the board of the United Nations Association, Southern New York Division. She has been featured by Floktu and genUN and has spoken about young professional engagement at the United Nations.