BS, Criminal Justice, California University of PA; MS, Forensic Science & Law, Duquesne University
- Serves as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce where she has increased membership by over 200% and organizational funding by 10x in three years.
- An entrepreneur at heart, she is a former business owner with over ten years of experience in Business Marketing, Identity Design, Reputation Management, Fundraising, and Relationship Management.
- Melanie Marie works with founders around the globe to hone their image, pitch, and connect with VC and Angel investors to achieve their funding goals. She is passionate about helping startups to reach their full potential and getting funding into the underserved American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Her goal is to enable rapid success, defined as self-sustaining jobs and revenue-generating companies that can improve underestimated communities for generations to come.