Melanie graduated from UNC–Chapel Hill in 2022 with bachelor’s degrees in public policy and political science.

Before joining the Foundation in the summer of 2023, Melanie worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in Atlanta, Georgia. She previously worked as a strategy intern at the Latin American Academy in Medellín, Colombia, and Mexico City, Mexico, and as a policy researcher at the Hunt Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Her experiences as Morehead-Cain Scholar and student director at Carolina sparked her interest in identifying dynamic purpose-driven leaders and impacting the future of higher education. She is excited to help the Morehead-Cain community on campus and beyond as a member of the Morehead-Cain Staff.