Melissa Milios Davis

Director, Colorado Media Project,

Vice President for Strategic Communications and Informed Communities, Gates Family Foundation

Melissa is a former print, online, and public radio journalist and now Director of the Colorado Media Project and Vice President of Strategic Communities and Informed Communities at the Gates Family Foundation. Her decade in journalism included education beat coverage for the Daily Breeze newspaper in Los Angeles, breaking news coverage and online content production for the Austin American-Statesman and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and stints as a production intern for the Voice of America in London and both L.A.-area NPR stations. She also has over a decade of experience in nonprofit and government communications, public policy, fundraising, and management.