Melody is the Communications Manager for the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA). Before leading TASCHA communications and outreach, Melody served as the Research Coordinator for TASCHA’s Global Impact Study. Previous work includes working as a Research Assistant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative and as a Researcher for the U.S. Impact Study’s Opportunity for All project. Melody’s areas of focus include communicating research, particularly for non-academic audiences, to influence policy and practice; exploring how public libraries play a role in development; and examining the impacts of technology. Melody holds a Master of Library & Information Sciences degree from the University of Washington.