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Melissa Jun Rowley

Melissa Jun Rowley

Melissa Jun Rowley is a seasoned journalist and social entrepreneur focused on the intersection of technology and social impact. She is currently developing "Magic Makers," a docu-series spotlighting teens using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) to advance humanity. Melissa is also the Editorial Director of The Toolbox, a social change platform, founded by Peter Gabriel, which aggregates and promotes digital tools for activism. On the startup front, she is building a new social giving ecosystem called Givvio, bringing together brands, celebrities and everyday activists to work together in teams to amplify their social good campaigns. 

A former producer for CNN, Associated Press, and other major outlets, Melissa has flown in zero gravity at NASA, produced business updates from the New York Stock Exchange, and field produced coverage of the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys and Grammys. Her online work includes features for CBS News, Huffington Post Impact, Mashable, Village Voice Media, Discovery News, BlogHer, MTV Act, Cisco's Technology News site The Network, and the Smart+Connected Communities Institute. Melissa is also the Storyteller At Large for the United Nations Millennium Campaign.

Splitting her time between New York City and Los Angeles, Melissa is a compulsive traveler and a great lover of jazz, poetry, rock 'n' roll and all the wild at heart.


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Melissa Jun Rowley's Contributions

How Sensors are Taking Smart Toys into the 21st Century
12/01/2014 The Internet of Things moves to the toy shelf. Explore the emerging sensor-based smart toys market.
It's a Wired Woman's World: The Power of Digital Inclusion
11/04/2014 A look at different social impact initiatives focused on digital inclusion for women across the globe.
Data Science Meets the Power of the Crowd
10/27/2014 A look at how NASA is tapping into the open source revolution.
Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement Create Smarter Cities
10/07/2014 Learn how the Maker Movement is helping solve urban problems.
The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis
09/15/2014 How a volunteer community of open source developers are reuniting families.
How Technology is Shaping the Next Wave of Journalism
08/04/2014 Glass, sensors, and drones are changing the way people tell stories.
What's Next In Mobile Innovation?
06/11/2014 A look at how new ideas in marketing, customer experience, and gamification will affect the future of mobile.
What's Next In Social Networking? Meaningful Simplicity
05/27/2014 The future of social sharing includes more meaningful content and the opportunity for deeper collaboration.
How Big Data is Sparking Social Change
04/09/2014 A look at how activists are harnessing mobile technology and big data to fight poverty and the food crisis.
Smart City Seoul
01/14/2014 An inside look at what makes Seoul tick-technology wise.
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