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Melinda serves as the Research Advancement Manager at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law& the McCain Institute. She is responsible for assisting staff and faculty identify external funding for sponsored projects, assisting with proposal development, and liaising with ASU central research office on behalf of the College of Law& the Institute. Melinda also assists with the administrative management of awarded sponsored projects for the Institute.
Before joining the College of Law, Melinda served as RAS Team Lead, RAS Advanced Pre-Award Lead, and Research Advancement Administrator on Research Advancement Services (RAS), which is a part of the Knowledge Enterprise's Research Operations Team. On the RAS Team, Melinda specialized in support to faculty and staff on the budgetary and administrative aspects of sponsor project support. She also has experience providing some non-financial post-award assistance. Melinda especially enjoys working on international and large/strategic proposals for funding. In addition to proposal support, Melinda also has had the opportunity to present on a variety of research administration and sponsored project topics around ASU.
Prior to joining the RAS Team at ASU, Melinda worked in healthcare for 4 years, where she worked with children and families to help them better understand and cope with healthcare experiences.