Melissa Freedman, Associate Director of College Success

Melissa Freedman is the associate director of college success at The SEED Foundation.  She oversees programming offered to SEED students, families, and graduates through the College Transition & Success (CTS) program, and provides advising support to SEED students and graduates as they transition from SEED to and through college.  Additionally, she manages graduate postsecondary progress data collection and analysis, and the implementation of CTS’s Salesforce database. 

Prior to joining SEED, Melissa spent two years teaching third grade in Baltimore through Teach For America, an organization committed to ending educational inequality.  She earned a bachelor of science degree in human resource management and marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master of arts degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.  More recently, Melissa completed a graduate certificate in counseling culturally and linguistically diverse persons at George Washington University. She enjoys running, going to the beach with her family and friends, reading, and eating at Tex-Mex restaurants.