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.