Program Coordinator, Providence College
Melissa Mardo has been serving at Providence College since 2018. Melissa is a Program Coordinator in the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College, where she manages the Community Work Study program that matches student employees with local Providence partners. She also oversees the logistics for Global Service Learning courses where students travel with their class to complete international service. As a Program Coordinator, Melissa focuses on social justice, democratic education, and reciprocal relationships with community partners. Melissa previously served as a Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Spokane, Washington living in community with four other volunteers and serving as a Community Outreach Coordinator for Food for All part of Catholic Charities. Melissa volunteers as a coach with the RI Girls on the Run program at Pleasant View Elementary School, to inspire young girls to be healthy and confident using a curriculum that integrates running. She graduated from Stonehill College in 2017 with a BA in Sociology and is completing her Master of Higher Education at Providence College with an anticipated graduation for May 2021. Melissa is a native Rhode Islander, born and raised in Cumberland. In her free time, she is an avid reader (preferably non-fiction and memoirs), podcast listener, and runner.