Chief Scientist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Melanie wants a world where robots do all the boring, repetitive stuff for her, so she can spend her time doing not boring, repetitive stuff.

As a mathematician-turned-programmer with more than 10 years of experience, she’s worked at universities, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Capgemini analyzing data, producing cool demonstrations of artificial intelligence for various industries, discovering (inventing?) mathematics, project managing large technical implementations, and trying to keep people from freaking out. After work, she spends most evenings working on homework and studying as she’s trying to complete a M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

When she’s not coding, which is almost all the time, you can find her figuring out how to cook vegan keto recipes, taking care of her paraplegic and geriatric cats and dogs, and trying to raise a decent human being to take over the world.

Summits Attended: 2019 NY, 2019 SF, 2023 Pride

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.