Melanie has over ten years of experience in higher education as an Assistive Technology Specialist. She has dedicated her career to developing, implementing, and supporting an inclusive environment that considers students of all abilities. Prior to this position, she was an Accessibility Technology and Testing Coordinator at Keene State College for over five years, as well as an Accessibility Specialist at the Access Center at Metro State University of Denver. Throughout Melanie's career, she has embraced the opportunity to support academic success for people with disabilities by leading policy changes to promote the adoption of new technologies and implement universal design for learning. She has earned a Master in Education Studies and has a Master Certification in Assistive Technology.