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As a writer and fundraising professional, Melissa has worked with nonprofits of all sizes to raise awareness (and a little bit of money), to build capacity, and to encourage change in individuals and communities. She blogs about philanthropy, communications, nonprofits, and social media at The Firman Group. In addition, she writes The Betty and Boo Chronicles, where she talks about the books she is reading, the novel she is currently writing and the journey of parenting a child with autism. A Philadelphia girl now living in Pittsburgh Steelers Country with her husband Bill (Cabrini ’92) and their twins (Cabrini ’23?) Melissa can be contacted through her blogs or Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
I graduated from Cabrini in 2012 and joined the Mercy Volunteer Corps, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. I am currently teaching U.S. Government and Psychology, as well as leading the drama club for grades K-12 in Arizona at Saint Michael Indian School, which is located within the Navajo Nation. It is truly amazing to be able to live and work among such a rich and dedicated culture, and to be entrusted with the education of their children. My time at Cabrini, including working with CRS and being an RA, helped to shape my dedication towards serving others and I am excited to see where this volunteer year takes me. My blog is called Education of the Heart.