Melanie is a passionate social justice advocate with a strong background in project management and media relations.
She manages strategic communication and campaign planning, as well as implementation efforts across a variety of issue areas, including digital civil rights, criminal justice reform, racial and economic justice, education and women’s health.
Prior to joining Spitfire, Mel co-managed a local market grassroots public relations network with over 30 partners for a global financial services client at Burson-Marsteller. She previously interned with Dewey Square Group’s grassroots practice, supporting the team through local campaign research and reporting processes on issues regarding open health care enrollment, opioid addiction and green energy.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Mel graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Following graduation, she served with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, providing volunteer support to communities in the Southwest including Denver; Winona, Missouri; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Montrose, Colorado. She was awarded the Congressional Award of Service following her tenure as a Corps member.