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melany desrochers

SUN Community School Site Manager, Bridger Elementary School

email: melany@latnet.org | Ph: 503-916-6336 ext. 72039

Melany joined Latino Network’s SUN Community School team in 2016 as the Bridger Elementary School Site Manager. She works with a variety of partners to support the Bridger families and community, including offering free extended-day programming to students and adults, resource referrals, and a monthly food distribution. 

Before joining Latino Network, Melany as an AmeriCorps member with Metropolitan Family Service at a SUN school in Gresham. She also worked as a SUN School Site Manager at Bridger through ImpactNW. 

Originally from New Hampshire, Melany has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in psychology and Spanish, a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Central Michigan University, and a second B.A. from Portland State University in community health education. She is the first person in her family to graduate college.

Having years of experience in the SUN Community School program, Melany is motivated to cultivate a sense of community and support through the school system, and she enjoys being a positive role model to students in their path to success.

When she isn’t working with Latino Network, Melany enjoys long distance running. In fact, she has finished seven full marathons, and she is currently training for her first ultramarathon in Anchorage, Alaska this August. She also likes to read and explore the vegan food scene in Portland.