Melody is a freelance journalist and was a program manager at the International Reporting Project, based in Washington, D.C. Her articles, essays and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, USA Today, Vice, Slate, Delaware State News and elsewhere. Previously, she worked as an assistant editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Melody has a bachelor’s degree in English and linguistics from Georgetown University and a master of the arts in nonfiction writing from the Johns Hopkins University. She was a Climate Change Reporting Fellow with GroundTruth in 2016, reporting on the mental health impacts of climate change for Arctic communities.