Melissa Brown

Program Mgr, High Schools
The Moth

Melissa Brown is the Program Manager, High Schools for The Moth. Prior to this role, in her work as a lead instructor with The Moth's Community, Education and Corporate programs, Melissa has taught storytelling to exonerees at the Innocence Project, individuals living with disabilities at Upstream Arts, team leaders at Google, volunteer coordinators at New York Cares, mentors and mentees at Bloomberg, ‘Kindness Ambassadors’ at Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, as well as storytellers at Muslim Writers Collective, Urban Resource Institute, Bronx Defenders, Center for Court Innovation, Rikers Island and many others.

Additionally, she is Co-Artistic Director of ARTBARN - a theatre company that creates immersive performances that draw on the history of the spaces they are performed in and the co-founder and Education Director of Other Shore - a company that partners with social justice organizations to employ storytelling and theater toward a more equitable future.

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