Melanie helps organizations and communities innovate, grow, and change by design. She has been a boundary spanner–working across public, social, and corporate design sectors. Though her last math class was ages ago, she lives by this equation: strategy + delight = magic. Melanie holds a degree in social policy and business from Northwestern University, where she focused on urban development, education, and organizational studies. Through Experience Institute, she will explore social innovation, service design, and impact finance.
She fundamentally believes in potlucks. One time, somebody gave her $1,000 in a paper bag on a street corner. She did something awesome with it. Just ask.