Melissa is a Politics, Psychology and Sociology graduate from the University of Cambridge, specialising in social mobility. Throughout her degree, she volunteered with homeless initiatives and went on to write a research project on homeless entrants into social housing. She was also the Director for External Affairs and Deputy Conference Coordinator for Cambridge’s first annual conference on social enterprise, where she set up a pitching competition that offered a cash prize and mentoring to pitchers.
Since graduating, she has developed and presented policy proposals to the Employment and Social Affairs Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels, worked for think tanks and in research roles, co-authoring a paper on employer-led work-related activities in schools. Most recently, she has worked as a Marketing and Events Manager at Kurdish House London, a social enterprise that offers free support and training for migrant and refugee entrepreneurs.
You’ll bump into her while traveling, or at gigs and art exhibitions.