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    Melissa Jesser

    Strategic Partnerships Associate

    What inspires Melissa?

    Bold and urgent theatre, good listeners, spontaneous travel, feminism, and bad 80's music.

    As Strategic Partnerships Associate for Chicago Ideas, Melissa is responsible for supporting the Strategic Partnerships Team build engaging relationships with Members and Partners of Chicago Ideas.

    Prior to joining Chicago Ideas, Melissa was in NYC developing Brand Partnerships and Events for THINX, which reimagines feminine hygiene products to break the taboo surrounding menstruation. She is also a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Acting.

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