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Melanie D’Evelyn

Director, Education and Talent Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

Melanie D’Evelyn is the director of education and talent initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber. D’Evelyn contributed to the early development of the Chamber’s Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) initiative and now oversees the initiative’s college access and success work. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for Detroit students.

Prior to joining the Chamber, D’Evelyn served as an independent education policy consultant for nonprofit clients such as Excellent Schools Detroit and the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan. She has 10 years of experience in Washington D.C., working in government advocacy and program management.

D’Evelyn earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Principia College. She and her husband are foodies, enjoy road biking, and currently reside in Ann Arbor.