Melissa Blum is the social media specialist at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. In this role, she develops creative social media marketing campaigns to highlight the Institute’s mission, programs and special events.

Blum graduated with honors from James Madison University in 2017 where she earned her degree in media arts and design with minors in sport communication and anthropology. In her free time, Blum loves spending time with her family and friends, snuggling with her cat Hazel, and rooting for the Washington Capitals. She currently resides in Rockville, Md.