Melissa’s college years were filled with full course loads, two studies abroad, nannying, and Model United Nations (MUN)—an educational simulation in which students learn about diplomacy and international relations. Despite her busy schedule, the process of preparing for, traveling to, and competing in MUN taught Melissa the power of discipline and the importance of viewing an issue through multiple lenses. Balancing these responsibilities proved tricky, but it fostered her organized, hardworking, and empathetic nature.
At PSC, Melissa weaves those skills together with her nonprofit experience to serve clients’ marketing and communications needs. She executes events, manages budgets, and develops and implements custom solutions to challenges large and small. She revels in the details while making progress toward bigger-picture goals.
Prior to joining PSC, Melissa spent 14 years in the nonprofit sector, serving as a fundraiser and marketer for several community and international development, advocacy, education, and conservation organizations.
A Little More…
Education: BA in International Relations from Michigan State University and an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University
With PSC since: January 2019
PSC superpower: Creating order from chaos in a people-friendly, outcome-oriented way
Favorite part of working at PSC: Tackling Michigan’s biggest challenges with a bright and hardworking team
Why Michigan? Michiganders are work-hard, play-hard kind of people—and opportunities for both abound