Melanie joined The Experiment in 2014 as program officer for the Experiment Leadership Institute. Melanie has worked with World Learning since 2007 in a variety of capacities—first, as assistant director for World Learning’s Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs, then as an associate program officer for U.S. Department of State exchanges, and, most recently, as the intercultural education specialist for the International Honors Program (IHP). She has also worked for Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC, as a special education aide. Melanie received her MA from SIT Graduate Institute in social justice and intercultural training, training and experiential education, and her BA in sociology/philosophy from Clark University. Melanie has lived and studied around the world including in Namibia, Brazil, and Argentina.