2015 Newhouse 50Forward Gala Honorees. Melanie is 3rd from right.

Judge, International Native Advertising Awards. (2016)

Judge, Mirror Awards. (2016)

Advisory Board Member, Native Advertising Institute.

Honoree, Syracuse University 50Forward Gala. (Pictured above)

Recipient, 2015 AWNY Education Loan Relief Award.

Executive Judge, Content Marketing Awards. (Digiday, 2015)

Author, Best Native Advertising Execution. “Grit & Grace” for Cole Haan/New York Times. (OMMA, 2015)

Author, Best Native Advertising Execution. “Women Inmates” for Netflix/New York Times. (OMMA, 2014)

Author, Best Branded Video Destination. “Women Inmates” for Netflix/New York Times. (Digiday, 2014)

Executive Producer, The NewsHouse, Best Independent Online Student Publication, (SPJ, 2013).

Editor, Daily Campus, 3rd place, College Newspaper of the Year. (NENPA, 2012).

Recipient, Charles Litsky Memorial Scholarship.

Recipient, Deeley Foundation Scholarship.