Melissa works to merge the strategic with the tactical and manages communications messaging through to campaign execution. Prior to joining Hattaway, Melissa managed marketing campaigns for priority shows, podcasts, events, and initiatives at NPR. She earned a degree in drama from the Catholic University of America and brings her creative expertise forged in stage arts to her work as a communications professional. These days, you can find Melissa learning about gardening in her yard, trying a new recipe (and making a mess!) in her kitchen, or on the sofa watching a binge-worthy show with her wife and two mischievous cats.