Melanie is passionate about enhancing communities through arts and cultural experiences that can also offer people new ways to connect with one another. She grew her career in the advertising and design industry after obtaining her BA in Sociology from the University of Alberta, and developed an interest in blending business and creative opportunities for social good. This led her to spearhead exciting projects like laying the groundwork for a mentorship program with her Creative Mornings chapter for young professionals to help solve social issues in the community through design thinking workshops. Now living in Vancouver, she’s driven to create new opportunities to promote civic activism, social engagement, and spark dialogue around key issues our world faces today–including housing and affordability. As Vancouver continues to grow, Melanie is passionate about finding solutions that will enable people to continue calling this wonderful city their home.