Melody Mills, M.A., Research Assistant

 Melody Mills is from Brooklyn, NY and currently works as an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Campus Staff Minister at Baruch College and Macaulay Honors College. There, she coaches and empowers students to be world changers in their field, in response to the Gospel. In the past decade, Melody has lived and worked in Spain, Ghana, Peru, and Brazil, where she has focused on children’s educational rights, specifically with girls that live in street situations. Melody received her BA in psychology and political science from CUNY Baruch and was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to work in conjunction with a rehabilitation center for street children in Lima, Peru. While conducting her participatory action research abroad, she published a book entitled “Microphone to the World,” created by the girls she worked with. She then returned to NYC to pursue her MA in Human Rights at Columbia University, focusing on youth rights and comparing case studies of nonprofits that work with street children in Brazil and Peru. Upon graduating, she began her work with InterVarsity, continuing to develop our next generation of leaders in college campuses. She is driven to build on the potential of youth to be active leaders in their communities and beyond.