“… in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
Hi, my name is Melanie.
I am a UX Designer and Product Marketer, born and raised in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Less than a month after graduating I moved to Silicon Valley to start my career. I am passionate about providing access to technology for everyone.
I have been working full-time in the industry over 3 years. The experiences I have had and are continuing to have, are strengthening my UX skills as well as collaboration skills with stakeholders. I recently transitioned to a Senior Product Marketing Role to help me grow and expand my business knowledge.
Why do I love starfish?
When a starfish looses any part of its body — it grows back. It is the epitome of resiliency and regeneration. My mom, papa, and uncle remind me always that when the going gets tough, to keep on going no matter what. Starfishes symbolize my resiliency and the lessons I learn from my amazing, strong, and courageous family.
Get to know me in snippets of time…
#GirlCode Phone Case
My teammates Tatiana, Nadia, and I won a hackathon for our phone case design to inspire young women to join STEM. Our phone case is sold online and in stores at Verizon and Target.
- My Design Hackathon Bio
- Was featured as the #1 Gift for Sisters on Today.com (November, 2018)
- Our video was featured as a commercial on the Today Show
Co-Moderator for the Pace University Disability Film Festival
A film festival starring people with disabilities accompanied with a panel featuring advocates for people of disabilities, caregivers, parents, government officials discussing the films. Cassie a fellow panelist (left) and I discussing a film with our other panelists.
Diversity in Information Systems: Increasing Opportunities in STEM for Capable Students with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Co-authored with Dr. James Lawler and Dr. Anthony Joseph and published in the Information Systems Education Journal (IESDJ)
Co-Presenter with Dr. James Lawler at a conference in Atlanta
I co-presented with Dr. James Lawler on inclusion programs for students with disabilities in the Seidenberg School at the Faculty Resource Network’s National Symposium in Atlanta in November 2016. A fellow professor, who we met at the conference, Dr. James Lawler and I having a celebratory dinner.
My Experience Interning at SiriusXM Radio
I interned at SiriusXM within the Business Intelligence department in the IT Help Desk. I learned valuable skills in troubleshooting and developing relationships.
My Volunteer Spotlight
I work to translate my personal life and professional goals into meaningful volunteer and advocacy roles to help others. I am an advocate for organ donation and disability rights. My amazing friends helping me educate and encourage our fellow students to register to become organ donors.
My Veritas Highlight
Veritas Technologies has a commitment to developing female technical talent, and I had the honor of being highlighted due to my advocacy work. The phone cases my teammates Tatiana, Nadia, and I designed in the hackathon.
My International Women’s Day Highlight
For the 2019 International Women’s Day, #BalanceForBetter campaign, Veritas highlighted #WomenInTech on #TeamVtas who exemplify this standard of awareness and dedication to progress. I had the honor of being interviewed.
2015-2016 Jefferson Award Winner
Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. I was honored to receive the Jefferson award for my passion to empower individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves through innovative technology. The Former President of Pace Stephen J. Friedman awarding me the Jefferson award.
Latin Honors and Technology Award
I graduated with Summa Cum Laude and received the Information Technology award.
Career Service Award
I was awarded the 2017 Career Service Award due to my internship experiences at Capital Empire Holdings and SiriusXM Radio.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
I was one of the scholarship winners to attend the 2016 Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, Texas. We proudly represented the Seidenberg School of Computer Science at Pace University. The Seidenberg Team and I all smiles.
Get in touch
Melanie Ann Greene
San Francisco and New York City