Melanie Robinson currently serves as the Dallas County Program Manager for Leadership ISD, a Texas based nonprofit focused on improving student experience and outcomes in our public schools through informing, equipping, and activating advocates around policy, governance, and equity. Melanie's professional skill set includes nonprofit fund and program development, classroom teaching, translation, and digital media management. Melanie sees the potential in Dallas to set the course for Texas and spends her time thinking of ways to improve the community for kids. It was her own work in classrooms in Birmingham, Boston, and Dallas that ignited an unswerving belief in the potential for all kids to succeed.
Outside of work, Melanie is a CASA volunteer, on the Political Affairs Committee of the Dallas County Young Democrats, a member of the 2019 CFT Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Program, and an active patron of the local library. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Birmingham-Southern College in Spanish and a Master's Degree from Southern Methodist University in Special Education. Melanie is most interested in the intersection of history, policy, practice, and design. She is a researcher at heart and would love to talk to you about education, urbanism, or voter mobilization. Melanie is an avid trivia player, a lover of corny jokes, museums, and airports, and a slightly below average runner.