Focus your work. Create connections. Change the world.

Melanie is running for
Fairfax County School Board!

Visit her campaign website to learn how she’s working for strong schools in the Fairfax community.


Strategic Communications

Crafting messages, language, strategy and products to prompt action from targeted audiences

Network Development

Connecting allies to accelerate progress in education, sustainability, and the public good.

Work Management Systems

Designing efficient work systems and supporting team communications

Research and Analysis

Conducting interviews, data scans and more to analyze trends of success and challenge

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Education Expertise

Applying expertise in PreK-12 education programs and policy, specializing in environmental literacy and nature-based connections

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Coaching and Facilitation

Leading workshops, facilitating strategic meetings, and communications coaching

Clients and Collaborators

Melanie focuses on creating effective work systems and clear, strategic communications. She is a communicator, advocate, strategist, and project manager. Her passion is promoting meaningful education that prepares people for success and strengthens local communities.

Melanie Meren

The process person.


Defender of all things good and fun.


A force of – and for – nature.

Featured Articles

Biologically Healthy Lifestyles for Students

It’s a term I coined years ago to encompass the holistic components I saw that students need to succeed in school, beyond the academic portion of learning. I define it as: Ensuring access and time to eat healthy food during the school day, Respecting the need and...

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"Melanie brings calm to chaos with a strategic, professional and kind approach... She made our work possible."

"Melanie is a mission-driven professional who can be trusted to represent an organization's best interests and move work forward."

"She brings her heart, brain and full energy to every project."

"Her talents and vision have taken our organization to the next level. I highly recommend her."

"She uses a variety of tools to keep us organized and has been instrumental in giving our organization a web and social marketing presence."

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