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Melissa R.

Washington, DC, USA1 review

$800 - $2000 / Day

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About Melissa

Melissa works at the forefront of technology, media and social impact as a writer and entrepreneur. She is the cofounder of Resolve, a specialist accelerator partnering with sector-leading organizations to help startups scale internationally and incorporate more impact and purpose into their operations and offerings. Additionally, Melissa provides content strategy and digital transformation consulting to Fortune 500 companies and social enterprises. Prior to launching Resolve, Melissa ran The Toolbox, a humanitarian tech platform, with legendary musician Peter Gabriel. As a seasoned journalist, she raises global awareness around frontier tech, gender issues and international development. She started her career as a field producer for CNN and the Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles. Her writing has been featured in BBC News, Fast Company, CBS News, NBC, MTV, TechCrunch, The Guardian and Forbes.

Top Projects

  • The Importance of ICT for the Future of Africa

    • On-Air Reporter / Host

    Interview with Jimson Olufye, CEO of Kontemporary. A quick overview of what Africa needs in order for ICT to impact development and to address economic challenges.

  • WISE Fishing Program in Senegal

    • Reporter / Journalist

    Funded and project managed by Qualcomm Wireless Reach, a mobile broadband solution called WISE is improving the livelihoods of entrepreneurs working in the city of M’bour in an industry thousands of years old: fishing.

  • Story on revenge porn pegged to Katie Hill resignation

    • Reporter / Journalist
    Business Insider

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    November 2019

  • How mobile technology is transforming lives in rural India

    • Reporter / Journalist

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  • Reporter / Journalist

Melissa's Clients

  • Business Insider

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