Melissa A. Hamilton

Engagement Director
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Melissa is an arts administrator, educator, and artist who has been involved in Philadelphia arts and culture for over a decade. Committed to economic and social justice, Melissa understands that art is a vital tool for community building and a conduit for change. Melissa has worked in office, nonprofit, and educational environments - and most recently served as the Program Assistant for the Leeway Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting women and trans* artists and cultural producers. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and continues to teach courses at local universities while researching comics. A Philadelphia native, Melissa holds a B.A. in English + Gender Studies + an M.A. in English + Communications. She happily resides in Mt. Airy with her wife and daughter.