Melanie Shea, formerly Mulvey, is a senior program manager with Students at the Center, a JFF initiative that synthesizes and adapts current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning that leads to deeper learning outcomes. In her role, Melanie provides strategic assistance and manages operations for the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative project and the Students at the Center team.
Melanie previously worked as assistant director of programs at Achieving the Dream, leading funded learning initiatives and helping shape the strategy and direction for Achieving the Dream's equity work. Prior to that, Melanie served as assistant to Community Advocacy at Hampshire College, where she provided programmatic and administrative support to centers serving students from marginalized backgrounds.
Melanie holds a bachelor's degree in global relations and advocacy with a minor in French language and a certificate in interpreting studies (English and French).