Melissa Wood

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Melissa is entering her junior year at the University of South Carolina.  She is a repeating dean’s list student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in social work and economics. Through this internship, she hopes to gain greater insight into the important details that make public policy effective and enhance her management skills.

This past year, Melissa worked in the Columbia (SC) City Hall in the Mayor Office as a Mayor Fellow.  While working for the Mayor’s Office, she assisted with many ongoing and new projects such as planning, fundraising, and promoting the Breast Cancer Awareness week. Melissa also developed a system that created a more effective method to advertise open City Counsel Board and Commission seats. Melissa became interested in serving the public after she participated in an eleven day National Student Leadership Conference in 2015 focused on international diplomacy.