Melanie M. Sidwell (she/her/hers) is a PhD student curious about the intersection of media, activism and philanthropy. She is a member of the Philanthropic Informatics Lab with Dr. Amy Voida. Melanie has been a CU employee since 2008, working in marketing and communications, alumni relations and advancement roles. Prior to CU, she was a newspaper reporter in Colorado, Florida and Nebraska. Melanie has a master’s in media studies from CU Boulder and a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She is a fiercely proud mama, and she’s happy to answer your questions about growing up near Scranton, PA (yes, like “The Office”).