Melinda leads the Budget & Policy Center’s communications team, working to ensure the organization’s strategic communications advance its policy priorities and its mission.
Previously, Melinda led the communications program at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. In that role, she publicized public health, patient-advocacy, and global-health initiatives championed by faculty and students. Her background also includes serving as a communications fellow at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History as well as working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
She has a master’s in journalism from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s in English from Western Washington University. She enjoys exploring the region with her husband and playing with her (excitable) dog.
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